Metro Council committee to consider change to rules for chief of police

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Metro Council could begin to change the rules for the chief of police.

The council's plan of government amendment committee will review the city-parish plan on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The committee convenes at 1:30 p.m.

During the meeting, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome hopes to make the police chief like other department heads.

Broome says cities of similar size have the same rules.

The mayor's office is in the process of hiring a new chief of police. The final round of interviews for the Baton Rouge Police Department chief position wrapped up on Thursday, November 30.

All seven remaining candidates will be given the opportunity to present a closing statement to the committee during the last public meeting on December 7 at 5 p.m. Public comment will also be allowed at this meeting. After the committee chooses their top five candidates, Broome will interview them personally and make a decision.

Former chief, Carl Dabadie, submitted his letter of resignation to Broome on July 24. Shortly thereafter, Broome appointed Jonny Dunnam to fill the position of interim chief.

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