Sorrento asks Jindal not to appoint interim police chief

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Posted: May 21, 2014 6:42 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: May 21, 2014 6:42 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: sorrento, town council, jindal, policy chief, earl theriot, vacancy

SORRENTO - The Sorrento Town Council has asked Governor Bobby Jindal not to appoint an interim police chief to fill the vacancy left when Earl Theriot resigned in February.

Three council members voted for the measure during a meeting Tuesday.

The Governor's Office has said they would defer to the will of the local community.

Theriot resigned as police chief after pleading guilty to lying to an FBI agent about inappropriate sexual conduct with an intoxicated woman the chief had picked up after a 911 call. Since Theriot's resignation, the town has been without a police chief.

The town has called for a special election Nov. 4 to allow voters to either elect a new police chief or dissolve the police department, eliminating the position of police chief.

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