Alternate slated to take fifth spot in police chief search withdraws; council decides to move forward with four finalists
Only four finalists remain in the Columbus police chief search, and it seems it will stay that way.
Selvain McQueen has received a lot of criticism as interim Columbus police chief, but he said he does get phone calls of praise and gratitude.
After more than three decades of law enforcement experience under his belt, Sam Lathrop retired from the Beloit Police Department after disclosing information to the Beloit city manager regarding an intradepartmental relationship.
Several weeks ago when the mayor asked me to serve on the committee to help with the police chief selection, I asked him to let me think it over. As a newspaper publisher, my first responsibility is to see the public gets a fair, accurate and unvarnished report through every step of the process. Would my involvement compromise our ability to do that or the public’s perception of the impartiality of our reporting?
Nathaniel Clark has been through the interview process before.
He was an applicant and one of the four finalists for the Columbus police chief position in 2007 when the council voted to appoint Joseph St. John.