Fayetteville city manager resigns amid pressure

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Submitted: Mon, 03/12/2012 - 2:45am
Updated: Mon, 03/12/2012 - 2:48am

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Fayetteville’s city manager is stepping down amid pressure from City Council members unhappy with him opposing the council’s vote to end a type of police search where officers do not have a warrant.

Dale Iman announced Friday he will resign at the end of the month, but his last day will likely be next week because of unused vacation time.

Fayetteville City Council voted in January to stop consent searches, where police ask drivers for permission to search their vehicles based only on a hunch of something illegal. Supporters of the ban say minorities are often unfairly targeted for those kinds of searches.

The searches resumed this month. Iman and Police Chief Tom Bergamine opposed the ban. Iman didn’t talk to reporters after announcing his resignation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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