This has been a turbulent two weeks for two men who swore oaths to protect the city of Baton Rouge and its citizens. Mayor Kip Holden's staff recommended he fire Police Chief Dewayne White, a chief he personally selected less than two years ago.
Calling it a pattern of behavior, the mayor has released a letter of reasons for the decision. On Monday, the police chief who says he was fired for politics involving the police union has an opportunity to respond in a public hearing.
These are serious allegations on both sides and the public will have a chance to hear details about how the police department is operated. It's important and the public has a right to know. WAFB will carry that hearing live on COX cable channel 9 and on wafb.com.