The republican candidate for Summit County Sheriff and a fellow University of Akron employee handed in their resignation Friday following a sexual harassment complaint.
The Beacon Journal reports Randy Rivers, commander of the university's Law Enforcement Training Center, says he believe he proved his innocence to the claim during the investigation.
Despite his resignation, Rivers says he will continue in the race for Summit County sheriff.
Michael Jailbert, Rivers' supervisor, also resigned after a UA employee filed the complaint in August. He was accused of not responding to the sexual harassment claims.
The newspaper reports the investigation revealed that Rivers and Jailbert violated the university's Sexual Harassment Policy. The woman claims Rivers made inappropriate sexual comments.
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