BRPD Deputy Chief reassigned days before new selection
BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department's deputy chief of police has been reassigned at the end of a three-year stint in that job.
David Hamilton was appointed deputy chief in 2014, for what was established as a three-year term. Hamilton will return to rank of sergeant. The incoming police chief will be able to choose a deputy chief.
With just a handful of days left in 2017, a spokesperson for Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said the mayor still intends to make a decision and announce the city's next police chief in the coming days. New Year's Eve is Sunday.
Five finalists are being considered - Myron Daniels, Darryl Honore, Robert McGarner, Murphy Paul and Ronald Stevens. Initially, 12 people applied for the job.
Former Police Chief Carl Dabadie retired and left the position in July. Lt. Jonny Dunnam has been serving as the interim chief since and did not apply for the job.