Chief of Police Samuel Joseph, poses for a photo at the Atwater Police Department in Atwater, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Joseph was removed from the top position on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, according to interim City Manager Art de Werk, though he remains employed by the city.
Chief of Police Samuel Joseph, poses for a photo at the Atwater Police Department in Atwater, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Joseph was removed from the top position on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, according to interim City Manager Art de Werk, though he remains employed by the city. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
Chief of Police Samuel Joseph, poses for a photo at the Atwater Police Department in Atwater, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Joseph was removed from the top position on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, according to interim City Manager Art de Werk, though he remains employed by the city. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

Two weeks in, Atwater's city manager removes police chief. And, he won't say why

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