Big Lake officials reach resignation deal with embattled police chief

Sean Rifenberick will receive $160,000 and full retirement benefits. The city isn't giving a reason for the settlement, but the City Council suspended the chief in March after several complaints. Rifenberick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct last summer.
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Sean Rifenberick will receive $160,000 and full retirement benefits. The city isn't giving a reason for the settlement, but the City Council suspended the chief in March after several complaints. Rifenberick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct last summer.

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