ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The city of Elmira announced Monday afternoon that Anthony Alvernaz is no longer employed by the city's police department.

The city has appointed Deputy Chief Kris Thorne to Acting Chief at this time.

WENY News reached out to the city manager's office; we were told the city would not be releasing anything more than what was included in the two-sentence statement. No further information was provided. 

Alvernaz was appointed Elmira Police Chief in June of 2021. He had served with the police department since February 1996, and previously held roles as Deputy Chief, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.