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posted: 7/2/2013 11:28 AM

Waukegan Police Chief steps down after 2 months

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Waukegan's police chief has resigned, two months after taking the post in Chicago's northern suburbs.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports Robert Kerkorian stepped down Monday, several days after acknowledging he incorrectly claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL.

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He included that information when he first applied to work at the department in 1987.

Mayor Wayne Motley says he asked for Kerkorian's resignation because the matter was becoming a "distraction."

Kerkorian will return to his previous rank as a commander in the department and Deputy Chief Wayne Walles will become the agency's interim chief.

The city plans to hold a search for a permanent replacement.

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