Cincinnati Whittles Police Chief Candidates to 10


A list of 45 candidates who applied to be Cincinnati's top cop has been winnowed to 10 – four internal candidates and six external – including one who retired from his rank as chief just weeks ago, amid scrutiny over how he handled the death of a police recruit during a training exercise, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Bruce Marquis retired as chief in Norfolk, Va., on April 1 after police recruit John Kohn died during a training exercise. Marquis' acting replacement alleged Marquis lied about how the department handled the case. Other finalists include Reading, Pa., chief William Heim, Brian Jordan, a retired police captain from Washington, D.C., John King, who resigned as Gaithersburg, Md., police chief, Louis Vega, a former assistant chief in Miami, and James Craig, police chief of Portland, Me. The remaining four candidates are internal, including Lt. Col James Whalen, son of the former Police Chief Lawrence Whalen.

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