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Tiburon police chief, sergeant step down amid racial-profiling claim

Tiburon Police Chief Michael Cronin will retire from the department’s top job Sept. 13 — a move town officials said has been in the works for “some time” but comes amid public scrutiny over the way Cronin and his department handled an August exchange with a Black business owner and reacted to a June Black Lives Matter rally held in Marin City. Days earlier, the town announced that Tiburon police Sgt. Michael Blasi, the officer seen on video in a heated encounter with the business owner, voluntarily resigned from his post effective Sept. 1.

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