What the hell is going on at the Department of Public Safety?
he director of the Texas Department of Public Safety is resigning amid allegations that he touched women at the agency in an unprofessional way, "demonstratively" blew kisses to one and called a veteran employee "his girl."
Col. Stanley Clark's resignation is effective May 31, but he will no longer be performing any duties at DPS, according to a spokeswoman.
Clark, 60, has led the agency since becoming interim director in September. He succeeded Col. Tommy Davis, who retired in the wake of a fire that severely damaged the Governor's Mansion on DPS' watch.
"This is an elite law enforcement agency. We expect all our employees to demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism," Allan Polunsky, chairman of the Texas Public Safety Commission, said in a statement. "The director must set the example for all employees in their workplace communications.
"Col. Clark has acknowledged his failure to adhere to those high standards and has chosen to retire at the end of this month," Polunsky said. "We are disappointed by this matter, and we are committed to moving on in our search for a director."