Mayor of St. Louis seeks to scrap police chief search because only "white males" were available for choosing

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'St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones confirmed Tuesday she wants to scrap the current search for the city’s new police chief after facing difficulties created by a former city leader.

Rick Frank, who stepped down as the city’s independent personnel department in December, determined police chief finalists would be chosen solely by his department. This broke from how current Police Chief John Hayden was chosen under Mayor Lyda Krewson and Frank, who hired an outside consultant to find and pick the finalists.

“I only had two white male candidates to choose from and St. Louis is more diverse than white males, our police department is more diverse—there were a lot of diverse candidates within the police department who were kicked out of the first round so I want to start over to find the right candidate,” Jones said.'

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