ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene’s mayor is putting social media rumors to rest, saying he is certain there is no affair taking place between the police chief and the wife of a homicide victim. 

During a special edition of Big Country Politics, Mayor Anthony Williams called the social media rumors involving Chief Stan Standridge ‘fake news’ and said there’s no way there are true.

Williams told KTAB that he’s been hearing the rumors for several months and that any time information of this magnitude comes to light – it is investigated fully. 

Mayor Williams couldn’t comment as to how he definitively knows there is no affair, but he said multiple times he has no doubt. 

He says Chief Standridge does a good job, despite mounting obstacles such as multiple murders a year and increasing crime rates driven by methamphetamine use. 

Special edition of Big Country Politics