City leaders delay decision on temporary police chief

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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 10:31 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: police, sorrento, insurance, government

SORRENTO- City leaders delayed a decision on selecting an interim police chief Tuesday.

Instead of dealing with the issue, the council decided it was best to wait until a special meeting next week. The town must appoint someone soon, or the governor's office will be required to make the decision.

The temporary chief will serve until a permanent chief is elected to fill the position vacated by Earl Theriot. Theriot resigned earlier this month after a sexual assault allegation turned into a lawsuit and a guilty plea for lying to the FBI about the case.

Also Tuesday, one of the two insurance quotes to cover the town's police force was withdrawn. The town has been without a full police department since it lost insurance coverage at the end of 2013.
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