Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Former Chief Decides to Retire; Brunswick's Edna Johnson Turns Down Another Position

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Former Chief Decides to Retire; Brunswick's Edna Johnson Turns Down Another Position

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Byline: CAROLE HAWKINS

BRUNSWICK - Former Brunswick Police Chief Edna Johnson has turned down a job as the city's grant coordinator and emergency management liaison, electing instead to retire with 30 years of service.

Johnson lawyer Neil Henrichsen contacted City Attorney Lynn Frey before a noon Wednesday deadline, saying his client would not accept the commission's job offer but wished to retire effective Sept. 17.

"I think it's a smart thing for her to do that," Frey said. "She had a bunch of accumulated leave so she won't lose that, but would let that carry forward until her anniversary date [on Sept. 17]."

City employees who reach the 30-year milestone receive increased retirement benefits, according to Brunswick Administrative Assistant Gail Mobley.

Neither Johnson nor Henrichsen returned calls.

Johnson was fired last month for giving city leaders incorrect information about disciplinary action she took against an officer who had sex with a prostitute. …

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