The Columbian reported that much of chief Clifford Cook's time leading the department has been marked by strife.
Along with budget cuts and layoffs, he's dealt with the fallout of a high-profile judgment against the department after an officer sued, a no-confidence vote by the Vancouver Police Guild and a scandal involving an officer having a sexual relationship with a paid confidential informant.
In addition, City Manager Eric Holmes overturned Cook's decision to fire an officer.
Holmes praised Cook's five-year tenure, citing his ability to secure $10 million in grants.
Cook's departure marks the third police chief to leave the city in 12 years.
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