Jeff Baker resigns as Morrow's police chief



Jeff Baker stepped down as Morrow’s police chief Thursday afternoon, half a week before he was scheduled to meet with the town’s city manager, to possibly receive a termination notice following his recent DUI arrest in the city.

Morrow City Manager Jeff Eady said Baker e-mailed his resignation letter to him, and is expected to deliver a printed version of the letter to Morrow City Hall on Friday. Eady, who recently completed an investigation into the former police chief’s Nov. 16 DUI arrest, said his findings were leading toward him firing Baker, but Thursday’s events make that move unnecessary.

Eady said the resignation closes the issue for the city, although Baker still faces several criminal charges related to his arrest. The city manager added that the city has already begun writing a job description, to find Baker’s replacement.