Wyckoff police chief who wrote profiling email reaches retirement deal

A Bergen County police chief who was suspended without pay for sending an email advocating racial profiling has resigned and will retire next week.



The Record newspaper reports former Wyckoff Chief Benjamin Fox agreed to resign on Nov. 15 as part of a deal reached with the town. His 180-day suspension, which began Aug. 5, was also deemed "fully satisfied."



Fox will submit a retirement application dated Dec. 1 to the state.



The agreement released Wednesday by Wyckoff officials contained no details about any conditions of Fox's retirement, the pension he will receive or what other benefits he will keep or sacrifice.



Fox was disciplined after the county prosecutor's office determined his 2014 email that said profiling has its place in law enforcement if done correctly "explicitly" violated a state directive prohibiting racial profiling.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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