At a Tuesday night Hallsville City Council meeting, aldermen voted to offer Hallsville police Chief Paul Montoya a severance package in an effort to "separate" from him.
“ It’s based on several things," Mayor Steve Eitelman said after the meeting. "I’m not at liberty to get into that." Montoya, who was originally hired as a patrol officer in 2012, was not immediately available for comment. A petition has been posted online in support of the chief.