New BRPD Chief to be named Friday

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 3:23pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden will announce his pick for the new top cop in Baton Rouge AT 10AM Friday.

Holden spent the last two weeks interviewing the top 5 candidates for the job. The field had started at 30 - but the final 5 were recommended by the Police Chief Search Committee.

The announcment had been set for Wednesday - but the Mayor says he wanted to focus on the Mississippi Rising and personally thank the 4 other candidates for applying for the job.

Since Chief Jeff LeDuff stepped down - Interim Chief Charles Mondrick has been in charge of the department.

By law - he has to leave that position by the end of this month.

We'll have that announcement as soon as it's made here on


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