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Starting Over In The Search For A New Ann Arbor Police Chief

Dec 14, 2015

The City of Ann Arbor is starting over in looking for a new police chief, after James White who had accepted the position changed his mind and is staying on as assitant Detroit police chief. 

Ann Arbor Mayor Chrisopher Taylor says they're "moving forward" since getting the news in an email from White.

"We were all looking forward to James White's service as police chief of Ann Arbor, so yes we are disappointed. We are fortunate however to have an outstanding, experienced and respected interim chief," Taylor says. 

Mayor Taylor says there is no rush to find the city's next police chief even though White was expected to take over on January 11th.  White said since announcing the new position in Ann Arbor he had heard from many city leaders in Detroit urging him not to go. Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter — Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her lbarryma@emich.edu