MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The head of the Memphis Police Department has resigned as board chairman of the Memphis Police Foundation.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong cited an ongoing audit of the police department's Organized Crime Unit in a letter he sent last week announcing he was stepping down from the foundation - a nonprofit group founded under former Police Director Larry Godwin to raise funds for the department.
Armstrong said Monday that the foundation isn't a target of the audit, according to The Commercial Appeal.
Armstrong requested the audit of the Organized Crime Unit shortly after taking over the department in April, when Godwin retired.
Godwin is now deputy director of the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
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