Timeline of Chief Charles "Chuck" Jordan Jr.'s career with the Hampton Police Division and highlights of the cigarette sting operation:
1978: Jordan graduates with high honors from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, and takes the oath of a Hampton police officer a few days later.
About 1980: A police cruiser Jordan is in is hit by a drunken driver on Todds Lane. The collision caused multiple fractures in the large bone in Jordan's right leg, forcing doctors to insert a steel rod so he could walk. He later cites that collision as a reason for focusing more resources of DWI patrols.
1987: Jordan is named as a lead investigator the case of World War II Navy veteran Eugene Bryce Morris, who went missing from his Buckroe home. His former wife is later convicted of fraud, although the man's body has never been found. The last major effort to find his remains takes place in 1996.
September 1990: As a detective, Jordan's testimony is extensively used in convicting Dennis Brown of voluntary manslaughter after he stabbed a man 27 times and dumped the body in a wooded area.
1990: Recognized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as Officer of the Year
1994: Jordan holds the rank of sergeant and begins duty as a police spokesperson; awarded the Division's Meritorious Service Award.
1996: Promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
April 2001: Named a major, a position second in command to the chief.
December 2002: Earns master's degree in urban studies from Old Dominion University.
Jan. 1, 2004: Appointed as the city's interim police chief. He succeeded Chief Tom Townsend, who retired the prior week. Jordan is one of 12 people who applied for the position, although he is the only candidate already employed by the Hampton Police Division.
February 2004: Named police chief by then-City Manager George Wallace. Jordan's new position nets him an annual salary of $92,200.
October 2004: The U.S. Department of Justice begins investigating whether the Hampton Police Division has discriminated against hiring black applicants. At the time, data showed about a fifth of the police force is black in a city that is nearly half black. Federal investigators concurrently examine the racial makeup of police departments in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
December 2004: The Daily Press reports major crimes, such as murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults and burglaries, declined nearly 8 percent in Jordan's first year as police chief. He is hailed by a police division corporal as "a chief who's genuinely concerned about the welfare of his officers."
April 2008: A Hampton family sues the Hampton Police Division after their son appears in a police video about local street gangs. The video then appears on Hampton Cable TV Channel 47. The $3.35 million lawsuit is filed in Hampton Circuit Court.
June 2009: Jordan and Detective George Barker are named in a $7 million lawsuit after Barker seized close to 100 paintings from a Chesapeake storage facility using a search warrant. At the time, family members of the artists had been squabbling over who owned the artwork.
Spring 2010: A special agent with the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Clifford D. Posey, approaches Hampton about running an undercover cigarette case.
April 2010: A $66 million federal lawsuit against the city of Hampton, Police Chief Charles Jordan and several police officers is dismissed after a man claimed a Hampton police officer shoved a metal object up his rectum during a 2007 roadside traffic stop. The judge ruled that the case wasn't filed within the two-year statute of limitations in the case.
June 2010: Warehouse leased off Aberdeen Road. Undercover company opens as "Olde Town Smokes." Ads posted online.
July 2010: Hampton police shoot and kill a robbery suspect who pointed a BB gun at officers confronting him at an apartment complex. "Based on the evidence and the statements obtained at the scene, I am fully confident the officers acted according to their training and in a manner authorized by law," Jordan wrote in an email to media following the incident. The commonwealth's attorney later justifies the officers' actions.
July - October 2010: Joint cigarette operation under way between Hampton and ATF
October 2010: Investigation launched by Justice Department's Inspector General's Office into ATF agent Posey's conduct. ATF backs out of cigarette investigation.
December 2010: Hampton continues cigarette operation. Name of company later changes to "Blue Water Tobacco."
December 2010: Jordan reports that violent crime rates have dropped 9.8 percent over 2009.
April 6, 2011: Posey, the ATF agent, is arrested and charged in federal court with six counts of wire fraud, six counts of embezzlement, two counts of possessing stolen firearms, four counts of making false statements and two counts of money laundering in connection with cigarette operation.
June 2011: Hampton officers shoot and kill a 69-year-old man during a police raid on his Clifton Street home. Officers said William Cooper shot at them first; they returned fire, killing him.
Sept. 16, 2011: Posey sentenced to 37 months — just over three years — in federal prison.
October 2011: Rudy Langford, 79, a longtime civil rights activist and the president of the Hampton-based Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights, is arrested and charged with unlawfully entering Cooper's home. Langford had been a critic of officers' actions during the raid.
Jan. 27, 2012: Officer lodges misconduct complaint pertaining to the cigarette case. Chief Jordan immediately shuts down the operation.
Feb. 9, 2012: Jordan asks Virginia State Police to look into cigarette case for any possible violations of criminal law.
Feb. 23, 2012: Three Hampton police officers, including Maj. Kenneth "Randy" Seals, are put on paid administrative leave.
February 2012: Hampton police host a fundraiser cookout for Kelvin White, who was injured in October 2011 when he stopped a robbery at a Hampton Food Lion.
May 2012: A $10 million wrongful death lawsuit is filed against eight Hampton police officers in relation to the Cooper police raid and subsequent death of the homeowner. Jordan has supported the officers since the incident.
July 2012: Hampton police shoot and kill a 26-year-old man wielding a bat on Pembroke Avenue. Officers said Bryant Weiford continued to charge them after being instructed to drop the bat. Family members criticize police for not being trained to use Tasers.
Aug. 1, 2012: City Attorney Cynthia Hudson notifies City Council about cigarette operation and "problems over alleged misuse of funds and personal property by some of the assigned employees" the night before Daily Press story about officers being put on leave.
Aug. 2, 2012: Daily Press reports story about three officers having been placed on leave in February.
June through present: Warehouse leased for the operation is back on real estate market. Internal investigation continues in case involving three police officers.
Oct. 17, 2012: Jordan is placed on administrative leave with pay while the city hires an independent accounting firm and an independent municipal attorney to investigate an undercover cigarette sting operated by Hampton Police.
Nov. 13, 2012: Jordan resigns his position as Hampton’s chief of police.