Ciminelli has accepted a position with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and will leave the department on Sept. 15.

Mayor Lovely Warren has announced Police Chief Michael Ciminelli will resign from the Rochester Police Department later this month.

Ciminelli has accepted a position with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and will leave the department on Sept. 15.

This announcement comes one week after two Rochester police officers were suspended without pay for allegedly beating, tasing, and punching a Rochester man back in May. Court documents say Christopher Pate suffered a number of injuries including a fractured face.

Last week, Ciminelli asked the Monroe County District Attorney to review the conduct of the suspended officers who are accused of using excessive force while arresting Pate.

There is no indication at this time that Ciminelli is resigning because of this incident.

Ciminelli was appointed police chief in March of 2014.

“It has been my great honor to serve the citizens of Rochester, Mayor Warren and my fellow officers at RPD,” Ciminelli said in a statement. "I have been grateful for the opportunity [to] serve locally in law enforcement and now look forward to the opportunity to once again serve at the federal level.”

Before working for the RPD, Ciminelli worked for the DEA and says this move will have him returning to the Washington, D.C. area where his three daughters now live.

The mayor has appointed Deputy Chief Mark Simmons as the interim chief of police as a national search gets underway for a permanent chief. Simmons, 38, is currently leading the department's Administration Bureau.