published Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Chattanooga City Council appoints Fred Fletcher as police chief

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    Mayor Andy Berke's choice for Chattanooga police chief, Fred Fletcher, speaks to media on April 29.
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Chattanooga has a new police chief.

City Council gave Fred Fletcher a unanimous vote of approval tonight. With a vote of confirmation, city officials say Fletcher is expected to start by June.

"Congratulations chief," council chairman Chip Henderson told Fletcher as the audience broke into applauds.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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