White started with the police department in August 1979. He is one of four captains in the department, the highest civil service rank.
White will receive his full retirement. He became fully vested when he reached 30 years with the department last year, Webster said.
His retirement leaves a captain's position open in the department's ranks. Webster, who by rank is a lieutenant, is next in line to be promoted to captain.
Webster said White worked in the Professional Standards Division in an investigative role. He was not in charge of the division.
In White's absence, Webster has moved Sgt. Autumn Davis from the Criminal Investigation Division to Professional Standards.
White would not be the first Charleston Police Department captain to be accused of wrongdoing, go on administrative leave and then retire without being punished by the department.
On June 15, 2006, Capt. Tim Tucker's service weapon was in his desk drawer when the officer he had accompanied on patrol that night was shot in the face.
Sgt. Eric Johnson was shot twice in a Kanawha City motel parking lot by Brett Lawrence Hanick. Johnson returned fire and killed Hanick. When the gunfire started, Tucker took cover behind a vehicle and fled behind the nearby corner of a building, police said at the time.
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