Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:39 AM
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 12:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The interim chief for the Baton Rouge Police Department will be sworn in Tuesday amid a legal showdown between the mayor's office and the former chief.
Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department until Mayor-President Kip Holden names a new chief.
Holden fired former chief Dewayne White earlier this month. White claims he was terminated in bad faith due to politics involving the mayor's office and police union.
Dabadie, a 25-years BRPD veteran, applied for the chief's position back in 2011 after then-chief Jeff Leduff stepped down. He also served as White's chief of staff.
White appealed his firing, claiming Holden violated several laws and policies. The municipal civil service board has yet to respond to the filing.