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Dallas narrows search for new police chief to 8 candidates

June 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas’ search for a new police chief has narrowed to eight candidates.

City Manager T.C. Broadnax named the finalists Wednesday to replace David Brown, who retired in October.

Three internal candidates include Deputy Chief Malik Aziz, the executive director of the National Black Police Association.

Other contenders include Seattle Deputy Chief Carmen Best; Detroit Deputy Chief U. Renee Hall; Los Angeles First Assistant Chief Michel Moore; Montgomery County, Maryland, Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds; and Steven Dye, chief in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie.

David Pughes, interim Dallas police chief, has said he doesn’t want the job.

Brown’s leadership was lauded after the fatal shootings last July of four Dallas officers and one transit officer. He also drew criticism during his tenure over the department’s response to a surge in violent crime.

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