NEW YORK CITY — A New York Police Department chief resigned on Tuesday amid sexual misconduct allegations, a department spokesman said.
Chief William Bratton announced his resignation to Chief Michael Meehan in a statement that was posted on the department’s Facebook page.
The announcement comes after the NYPD was rocked by the news of allegations against the top cop, who is in his third term.
Meegan was appointed as police commissioner in April.
Miehan said in a tweet Tuesday that the resignation of Bratton would not affect the department, but that he would continue to serve on the board of the Police Benevolent Association, the largest police union.
Police unions are expected to continue to rally behind Bratton after his ouster.
Bratton was in office for a two-year term, but he stepped down after the department announced that a former police officer, who was later convicted of molesting a child, had resigned.
A criminal complaint filed last week alleged that Bratton sexually harassed a female colleague, but the department has not yet determined whether he has violated any laws.