The chief is down 14 officers, which includes three who are on military leave and three officers who are injured.
He said he is concerned for the safety of his officers and fears they will not be able to maintain the same level of service, which could put citizens at risk.
Womack said a city leader told him he did not have permission to talk to the media. The chief says he has been told his future with the police department will be discussed at tomorrow's city council meeting.
City Manager Bill Osborne told CBS46 News Wednesday he had not heard any discussion among city leaders concerning the move to force the chief out.
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