City attorney Ron Allen declined to discuss the details of those complaints, or make copies of any documentation of the complaints available.
The investigation was never completed and the complaints never validated, so the documents aren’t a matter of public record.
Asked about those allegations,Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker said he was advised by Allen not to comment on the matter and to refer questions to the attorney.
Tidwell resigned Oct. 10 citing health and personal reasons, and was to work out a two-week notice and remain employed until Oct. 24, Allen said Tidwell has taken his sick leave, and would not return to work for the remainder of his two-week notice.
Allen said the city did receive complaints against Tidwell, and city officials began gathering information on the allegations, but Tidwell resigned, stopping short the investigation.
Asked about the allegations against him, Tidwell told the Anniston Star that he was unaware of the details.
Tidwell wrote that his resignation came as the result of recent stress-related health issues and that he had been contemplating stepping down for several months.
Piedmont police Sgt. Freddie Norton has been named acting chief until the city names Tidwell’s replacement.