Randolph's police chief to step down this week

Chief Daniel Brunelle

RANDOLPH, Vt. (WCAX) Randolph's police chief will step down from his job as of Thursday.

Daniel Brunelle, who was investigated for domestic violence allegations, notified the town manager last month that he was stepping down for personal reasons.

Brunelle was charged with two counts of domestic assault last year for allegedly shoving his wife during fights. Former Washington County State's Attorney Scott Williams dismissed the case prior to his resignation on medical grounds. The Vermont attorney general was then brought in to review the case. In February, they also declined to pursue charges.

Now, the town is evaluating options including whether to hire a new chief or even get rid of the entire department.