Hutchinson's police chief has been terminated from the department.

The city manager tells The Hutchinson Post it does not comment on personnel matters. The paper credits a screenshot of an e-mail to police employees that says Jeffrey Hooper was terminated effective immediately on Tuesday.

The Post reports paper employees saw former Chief Hooper in uniform at an event on Monday afternoon. Hooper joined the department in October 2018 after his predecessor retired. Hooper has served in law enforcement for more than 30 years.

The City of Hutchinson's website lists Alan Stoeckline as the interim chief.