The Jonesville Police Chief has resigned.
Police Chief Brian Corbett was placed on paid leave in March after an incident involving a boy with autism.
In a brief statement posted on the village's website, the village manager thanked Corbett for his 19 years of service and said Sgt. James Sherman will be Acting Chief until further notice. No reason was given for Corbett's resignation, which was effective as of June 7.
Corbett was put on paid administrative leave in March as State Police investigated a mother's complaint he used excessive force on her 8-year-old son, who has autism. As we reported in March, the child took off from his school's playground and was put in handcuffs and hit with a baton after the Police Chief caught up with him. At the time, Corbett did not know the boy had autism and told us he would've reacted differently had he known.
After hearing about the chief's resignation, the boy's mother says it has helped to bring some closure to what happened to her son.
"I think it's a really good indicator to the rest of his team that this is not tolerated, that grown men are not allowed to hit children," said Kristen Kolodie.
However, she says her son Eli has had problems since the incident back in March.
"He's had a lot of issues at school. Children like Eli part of it is trust issues. How is he supposed to trust again?"
Kolodie told us she thinks it'll take a lot of time and work to bring her son, Eli, back to where he was.