Former Police Chief Jim Murray ended his term when city officials confronted him in November about the chats. His resignation took effect January 1st.
Murrays attorney, Rick Lindsey, says the chief was not accused but confronted.
Lindsey says Murray used his city-owned computer to chat online with women during an ongoing investigation into massage parlors used as fronts for prostitution.
The 57-year-old Murray was chief for more than 18 years and spent nearly 35 years in law enforcement, including 16 years with the Savannah Police Department.
Lindsey says Murrays home in Peachtree City is for sale and he has moved out of state to a home he bought for retirement.
City spokeswoman Betsy Tyler says officials consider the matter closed.