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FHP Director Resigns after Six Month Investigation

September 18th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

After 26 years of service with the Florida Highway Patrol, Col. Christopher A Knight resigned suddenly Monday. The fifty year old veteran officer had been under a six month investigation. It concluded the FHP director was negligent in his duties in falsifying records.

Details of the investigation were not available, but aFHP spokesperson Julie Baker said Knight did not fight the conclusions of the investigation.
All I can tell you were there was an investigation completed on Friday. There was a meeting yesterday between Col. Knight and the executive director of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which resulted in Col. Knight tendering his resignation which was accepted by the department. said Baker.

Knights resignation will not take effect until October, but he has already stepped down as FHP director.

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