Chattanooga City Council appoints Fred Fletcher as police chief

Chattanooga City Council appoints Fred Fletcher as police chief

May 13th, 2014 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

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

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

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.