The Marion County Record had been looking into allegations of misconduct against the local police chief just months ago, according to the paper's publisher, raising concerns about their motives.
Yvette Gentry will be the first Black woman to lead the city's police department. She discusses the Breonna Taylor case, the lack of Black police officers and the changes she envisions.
Federal authorities arrested the police chief and city personnel director of Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, alleging the two rigged the examination process that led to the chief's hiring in 2018.
U. Reneé Hall will stay on until the end of 2020. She is the latest in a wave of police chiefs to leave their posts after national protests calling for increase law enforcement accountability.