- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Huntington remains without a permanent police chief four months after Skip Holbrook announced his resignation.

Mayor Steve Williams says the selection process for Holbrook’s replacement has gone slower than he anticipated.

Williams says he underestimated the time required to conduct background checks of candidates.

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1AaKvay) reports 37 candidates submitted resumes. A search committee interviewed eight applicants, and four names were forwarded to city officials.

Cabell County prosecutor’s office investigator Tim Murphy was appointed to conduct candidate background checks. He says he’s in no hurry to finish the extensive task. He says he’s not been given a deadline.

Holbrook resigned in March to take a similar job in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com


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