Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday the interim chief will be Michael Harrison, commander of the 7th District.
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"BP, from, I think, everybody's perspective, made a very bad mistake," he said. "I think what the world expects from BP is an acknowledgment that something was done wrong. I think BP has a long way to go to gain the trust of the people."
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