SHSU Deputy Chief James Fitch Resigns

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SHSU Deputy Chief James Fitch Resigns

Published on February 12, 2013 by Larry Crippen

According to information obtained by KSAM & “104-9 The Hits” News from Sam Houston State University, utilizing the Texas Public Information Act, Officer James Fitch will be resigning from his position as SHSU Deputy Police Chief as of April 15th of this year.

Previous to his resignation, the university learned through a citizen complaint in December of last year that an alleged verbal confrontation between Officer Fitch, his girlfriend, and another man took place at the Villas Apartment complex in Huntsville.

UPD Chief Kevin Morris asked the assistance of the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident to see if any criminal violation occurred, so he could make a determination if any departmental policy was violated. Chief Morris talked with a Texas Ranger by phone, following an investigation of the incident, and he said the Ranger told him “no violation of the Texas Penal Code was found.” The Ranger investigation information was presented by Morris to the Walker County District Attorney who he said told him, “He did not believe that there was a violation of the Penal Code that could be prosecuted.” On January 8th, Captain Morris was still waiting to receive the Ranger report.

In a letter to Chief Morris, Fitch wrote that he enjoyed his time at SHSU and will seek other opportunities effective with his April 15th departure.

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