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A Connecticut police chief has resigned after he was disciplined for two reported incidents of berating people in public.

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp announced Tuesday that Police Chief Dean Esserman resigned effective Sept. 2. Harp says the resignation was by "mutual agreement."

Esserman agreed in July to go on three weeks of paid leave and then went on temporary sick leave amid allegations he berated staff at a local restaurant.

Harp reprimanded Esserman two years ago for his angry confrontation with an usher at the Yale Bowl.

While police chief in Providence he was suspended without pay for a day in 2011 for a confrontation with a sergeant.

Esserman didn't immediately return a phone message Tuesday. He said in a statement that being chief was a privilege.

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