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No confidence vote taken against Newport Police Chief
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This morning - Newport Police Chief Charles Golden plans on heading to work. That's despite the recent vote of no confidence taken by union members of his force.

78 percent say they don't have confidence in their leader. Union representative detective chris hayes says this is the first time ever such a vote has been taken in Newport.

He says the chief is known as a bully - and has been verbally abusive in the past.

"He operates from a position of zero compromise. He'll use his position as chief most recently to arbitrarally transfer people."

Eyewitness News spoke with chief golden over the telephone about the no confidence vote. He says quote: "I'm going to report to work this week and try to repair some of the wounds that have occured over the last year and a half."

He also says he does not plan on stepping down. This morning - union members are taking their vote to the city manager. He is the only one with the authority to fire the chief of police.

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