Atlantic City's embattled fire chief will retire from the position he has held since 1979  effective today, according to published report. He has been under fire since a "pants down" incident last month.

Screen shot of video purporting to show Atlantic CIty's fire chief dropping his pants at a checkpoint (Press of Atlantic City)

Dennis Brooks, who has been on administrative leave since an incident in which he pulled down his pants at a security checkpoint inside the Public Safety Building, notified Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian of his decision on Friday, according to The Press of Atlantic City.

In a video of the March 5 incident, Brooks was seen entering the building and being called back to the checkpoint. He appeared to empty his pockets before stepping back, undoing his belt and quickly lowering his pants, then shrugging his shoulders. He was then scanned with a wand and made his way inside.

The unidentified guard whose lawyer has filed a complaint on her behalf, says Brooks explained his actions by saying he was "having a bad day." Brooks has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

Chris Filiciello, the mayor's chief of staff, expects the findings of an investigation into the incident to be released within the next two weeks according to The Press of Atlantic City.

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