Centerton’s city attorney resigns


Centerton’s city attorney Brian Rabal has resigned from his position.

Brian Rabal verbally communicated to Mayor Bill Edwards that he will resign as the city attorney for Centerton, according to the mayor’s office. 

Rabal spoke to Edwards on the day of the April 30th City Council meeting and told the mayor he was going to resign

Rabal has not formally submitted a letter of resignation as of Tuesday.

“The council has to accept the resignation and in the mean time I am hoping he will change his mind, he is a good man and a good attorney and we worked many years together,” Edwards said.

Edwards told KNWA that Police Chief Cody Harper is investigating complaints concerning officers at the Centerton Police Department.

When asked who is responsible for legal decisions for the City of Centerton, Edwards said his office will contract those services until a new attorney is appointed.

Edwards called Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith Monday night regarding Rabal’s resignation.

Smith said they will prosecute all of Centerton’s District Court proceedings, but city officials will need to handle all city personnel matters.

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