By Taylor Tiamoyo Harris
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
FERGUSON, Mo. — The Ferguson City Council has appointed a new police chief.
Lt. Troy Doyle, who announced his retirement from St. Louis County Police Department on Friday, coming to the embattled city after more than 30 years on the force.
“Citizens are looking to their government to keep them safe from speeding and crime,” Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones said in a statement Tuesday. “Chief Doyle’s record of service and commitment to safety personifies the commitment to the well-being and safety that we work to achieve for all citizens of Ferguson.”
Doyle previously ran the North County site as well as the county jail.
Ferguson continues to operate under a consent decree after a 2015 Justice Department investigation revealed a pattern of illegal behavior.
Ferguson has been plagued by turnover especially in the last few months.
On February 8, residents voted out a city council member.
In January, the former city manager, who previously told the Post-Dispatch he faced discrimination, resigned.
Captain Harry Dilworth fills in as chief following the sudden resignation of former chief Frank McCall last month.
Before becoming chief in 2021, McCall led the Berkeley Police Department for over 10 years.
Ferguson beat McCall to the top spot twice for outsiders — in 2016 he hired Delrish Moss from Miami and in 2019 he selected Jason Armstrong from suburban Atlanta.
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