NYC's 2nd in command of corrections resigns

August 14, 2011 2:13:24 PM PDT
The second-in-command of the New York City correction department has resigned amid a probe into his relationship with subordinates.

Samantha Levine, spokeswoman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Larry Davis has been replaced as chief of the Department of Correction.

Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro announced the appointment of department veteran Michael Hourihane to replace the 56-year-old Davis as the department's top-ranking uniformed officer.

Diane Struzzi, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Investigation, told the AP an investigation is being conducted into misuse of a department vehicle and Davis' relationship with correction employees.

Davis could not be immediately reached for comment.