PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A member of a New Hampshire city’s police commission has resigned, citing family reasons, meaning the panel currently doesn’t have enough members to exist.

The Portsmouth Herald reports Joe Plaia says he’s engaged to be married to a woman in Maine and plans to move there.

The city charter dictates there must be three members of the Police Commission, so Plaia’s immediate resignation means the commission is now non-existent.

The City Council will need to appoint a replacement to serve the remaining two years of Plaia’s four-year term.

The commission is a civilian, policy-making body of the Portsmouth Police Department.

Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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