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Former Calhoun City police chief cleared of embezzlement charges

LaTana Williams
LaTana Williams (photo courtesy of the State Auditor's Office)

A former Calhoun City police chief has been cleared of charges after being accused of submitting false timesheets.

LaTana Williams had been indicted on two different occasions concerning information submitted to the state auditor’s office alleging she falsified time sheets between October 2019 and February 2020. Williams was accused of working a side job at a local retail business while still collecting taxpayer funds as a law enforcement officer.

In 2021, Williams was indicted for embezzlement before Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office decided to drop the charges. She was also indicted in 2022 for making false representations to defraud the government. That charge was dismissed this week by a Calhoun County circuit court judge since Williams was a salaried employee, meaning she did not work on an hourly basis.

Williams cannot be charged again in connection to the case. According to her attorney, Williams plans to return to law enforcement.

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