Kingman Police Chief Under Investigation Resigns City Manager Fired

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KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) _ A south-central Kansas police chief who was under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has resigned, and the city manager was fired the next day.

Kingman city officials announced Thursday that 37-year-old Marc Holloway resigned as chief Jan. 3. On Thursday night, the city commission voted to fire city manager Frank Soukup.

Commissioners declined after the closed meetings to explain why Soukup was fired. He had been city manager since January 2006.

The city asked the KBI in October to investigate Holloway and he was placed on administrative leave in November. The city officials and KBI have refused to discuss what prompted the investigation.

KBI special agent in charge Mark Malick said the KBI has completed the investigation. Kingman city attorney Greg Graffman says no decisions have been made on whether charges will be filed.

Capt. David Lux is serving as the interim police chief.