The City of Marysville says its police chief has stepped down amid an investigation of sexual assault.
A statement by the City says former chief, Aaron W. Easton "separated himself" from the department on Thursday.
The Appeal Democrat newspaper has reported that Sutter County detectives are investigating an allegation that Easton forced a female Yuba College police cadet to perform a sexual act in 2008 while he was an instructor.
City Manager Walter Munchheimer issued a statement that said in part, "While this is an allegation only at this time, it is deeply troubling on a personal level.”
Lieutenant Christian Sachs will take over as interim chief.