Police Chief Resigns After Flashing Badge To Escape Ticket

  • Tampa’s police chief resigned in disgrace weeks after she tried to use her influence to escape a ticket when her husband was pulled over in an unregistered golf cart.
  • Mary O’Connor, 51, submitted her resignation effective immediately on Monday.
  • “I never want my personal mistake to stand in the way of the progress I have made in mending relationships between the police department and the community, so for that reason, I am resigning,” her resignation letter said.