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Sources: New Haven Police Chief Esserman asked to resign by mayor

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Police Chief Dean Esserman has been asked to resign after a meeting with the mayor. (WFSB) Police Chief Dean Esserman has been asked to resign after a meeting with the mayor. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The New Haven police chief has been asked to resign by the mayor on Friday, police sources told Eyewitness News. 

Police Chief Dean Esserman was asked by Mayor Toni Harp on Friday. 

Esserman  was given a 15-day paid leave of absence on July 25

Eyewitness News was told Esserman was at Archie Moore’s in July where he allegedly “berated” a waitress.

This is not the first time Police Chief Dean Esserman’s behavior is being called into question.

In 2014, the chief was spoken to after an incident during a football game at the Yale Bowl, where he allegedly lashed out at an usher when questioned on whether or not he had a ticket to the game.

The latest incident comes on the heels of a ‘no confidence vote’ from the police union, though the mayor has stressed the chief has done a good job and has her backing, citing declining crime rates.

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