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Via: Wral.com

On Sept. 1st a woman reported to Garner police that she was assaulted in the former offices of Garner EMS & Rescue Squad on Seventh Avenue by a Garner Rescue employee. Yesterday Chief Bill Frederick resigned, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the move was linked to the assault allegation.

Ralph Smith, the chairman of Garner Rescue’s board of directors, said Frederick didn’t provide a reason for stepping down, other than saying it was “a personal matter.”

Fourteen years ago, Frederick resigned from the Sanford Police Department amid allegations that he traded leniency on criminal charges for sexual favors. He was later convicted of attempted obstruction of justice and was placed on probation.