AUBURN  — The second-in-command at the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department is no longer in the position, and the circumstances surrounding his departure are foggy.

Michael Lemay, who served as Sheriff Guy Desjardins’ chief deputy, worked his last day Monday.

Both men acknowledge they had a meeting that day and talked about a traffic stop involving one of Lemay’s relatives.

Lemay says he appeared at the family member’s traffic stop, but says he never intervened in the situation.

Desjardins tells the Sun Journal he told Lemay that his involvement was “totally inappropriate” and he’d have to change his behavior or leave. Desjardins says Lemay decided to resign.

Lemay disagrees. He says he was essentially fired.

Lemay says he has no personal animosity toward Desjardins.

Desjardins praised Lemay’s job performance.