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Sorrento asks Jindal not to appoint interim police chief

1 year ago May 21, 2014 May 21, 2014 Wednesday, May 21 2014 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:42:19 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

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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