City terminates police chief

The City of Cameron terminated Police Chief Randy Dixon during its regular meeting on Feb. 6.

Council went into executive session to discuss personnel matters concerning the police chief and upon returning voted unanimously to terminate Dixon's employment with the city effective immediately.

City Manager Rhett Parker said that the city is going in a new direction at this time. No other explanation was given. 

Dixon said he had no comment. He was hired as Police Chief in 2011.

The council took no action to name an interim chief, but the process to replace Dixon is expected to begin immediately.

City Council met in May 2016 in a special meeting to discuss Dixon`s employment after an alleged sexual assault victim filed a complaint with District Attorney Bill Torrey in regard to Dixon and the Cameron Police Department`s handling of her case. Dixon denied any mishandling of the case. Parker and the city’s attorney, Art Rodriguez, said at the time that the Texas Rangers declined to come to Cameron and investigate an assault case Dixon and the Cameron Police Department were accused of mishandling.