Searching for a new Chief

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:33pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Over 50 people have expressed an interest in being Baton Rouge's next top cop.

Most of them qualified to take the Civil Service Test. It's a mix of oral and written work designed to see how a candidate would perform in the new role.

That's where the selection process is now. But several members of Baton Rouge Metro Council, including C. Denise Marcelle say they're not being told the whole story.

"I realize that it is the Mayors appointment - but i just would like to have at least some of my constituents to voice their opinion or to at least look at who the persons gonna be", she says.

Marcelle says she wants other voices to help make the pick because the city's safety is at risk.

She says "everyday there's another shooting or murder, and it needs to stop".

We contacted the Mayor's Office for a comment. They say simply put, there's nothing to report. The Civil Service Tests are still being reviewed. That's set to take several more weeks.

The Mayor's office says once Mayor-President Holden gets the final list of candidates, he'll let everyone know what the next step is.

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