Noble Wray to retire

City of Madison Police Chief Noble Wray has announced his retirement effective in September. Wray joined the department in 1984 and has served as the city’s top cop since 2004. Recently, he’s taken flak for the handling of the fatal police shooting of Madison resident Paul Heenan. More recently, the police chief has battled claims of poor communication and a lack of leadership within the department.

Wray says he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report.