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NEXT HOUR: Leaders tackle chief issue, red light cameras

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Posted: Feb 13, 2013 3:46 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 13, 2013 3:46 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, metro council, leaders, red lights, police chief, controversy

BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to have a potentially heated discussion about taking appointment power from the mayor and having voters elect a chief of police. That is one of two discussions planned for Wednesday's Metro Council meeting.

Last week, the Mayor's office fired Chief Dewayne White after less than two years on the job. White blames the police union for getting involved.

The meeting starts at 4 o'clock.

In addition to discussing electing a chief of police, leaders will also tackle the future of the red light camera system in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The cameras snap pictures of vehicles running red lights. Software reads the license plate, and sends the registered owner a ticket.

Mayor Kip Holden is asking the contract be extended between the city and the company in charge of the system.

Updates will be posted here, and covered in a report on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00.

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