Police Chief Resigns Due To Snoop Dogg Bodyguard Controversy

By | September 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Wesley Mitchell, the Inglewood Unified School District police chief, resigned on Wednesday (September 10) after only two months on the job due to the ongoing controversy surrounding his officers moonlighting as members of Snoop Dogg’s security detail, according to Allhiphop.com.

Mitchell maintains that he was verbally attacked by members of the School Board and accused of giving misinformation about the officers who were working for the rapper. The school board voted 4-1 to terminate eight part-time school officers earlier this month because they lacked the appropriate background checks.

Four of the part-time, terminated police officers moonlighted as security for Snoop Dogg. According to Allhiphop.com, as much as a third of the 32 officers, who were employed by the Inglewood Unified School District, moonlighted as part of the rapper’s security detail.

Former part-time police officers Leslie Glauden, Randy Robinson, Kenny Archer, and Marcus Thompson were all employed by Snoop Dogg as bodyguards. The bodyguards were present in April when a gunman opened fire on Snoop Dogg’s convoy on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

Additionally, Thompson was arrested on weapons charges at the BET Awards in June, when authorities detained Snoop Dogg’s security detail for utilizing a bulletproof vehicle with gun ports. Police recovered several weapons from the vehicle.

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