Mayor and former Chief talk to WAFB after hearing - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Mayor and former Chief talk to WAFB after hearing

Former Police Chief Dewayne White, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden Former Police Chief Dewayne White, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Both Mayor Kip Holden and former Police Chief Dewayne White had a few things to say after what was a contentious and, at times, heated hearing to determine the future employment of White with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The Metro Council Chambers, where the hearing was held, was packed, and there were plenty of officers and people from the community there.

After the hearing, both the Mayor and former Chief gave the sense that this is far from over.

 "Its a sad commentary in America when anyone would chose a public forum to tell and give the misinformation that he gave today," said Mayor Holden about Dewayne White.

"You know, whenever you reach out and people feel that you genuinely care for them, they know it. And I genuinely care for the people of Baton Rouge- each and every body, and I think that has mustered a lot of support," said former Chief White.

"This man is the master of deception and the people of Baton Rouge deserve a lot better and I am very, very much in favor of the recommendation of my chief administrative officer, William Daniel," said Holden.

This entire ordeal has caused talk of an unusual racial divide in and around the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Several Metro Council members held a public hearing shortly after noon time and heard comments from the public. The majority of the people in attendance supported Dewayne White.

"He has been a hands-on chief with my community," said Pastor Robert Joseph. "He has helped me to trust those who serve and protect again."

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Mayor and former Chief talk to WAFB after hearingMore>>

  • LIVE ONLINE

    Mayor fires police chief after heated public hearing

    Mayor fires police chief after heated public hearing

    The battle between the mayor of Baton Rouge and the city's police chief will come to a head Monday morning. The two will be face-to-face at a 9 a.m. hearing in the Metro Council chambers. Mayor Kip Holden isMore >>
    The battle between the mayor of Baton Rouge and the city's police chief came to a head Monday morning in a hearing to determine whether or not the Mayor will fire the police chief. The Mayor decided to follow through with the termination of Dewayne White.More >>
  • NewsMore>>

  • 2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-02-25 13:36:48 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-02-25 13:28:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-02-25 13:06:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly