- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-time New Orleans police officer has been named the new chief investigator for the Orleans Parish District Attorney.

The appointment of Deputy Police Superintendent Kirk Bouyelas (boy-AL’-iss) to the chief investigator post was announced Monday by District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.

Bouyelas has 32 years of experience in the police department. He has been serving as director of the city’s Multi-Agency Gang unit.

Police Chief Ronal Serpas issued a statement congratulating Bouyelas on the move and saying collaboration within the city’s criminal justice system has never been stronger.

Cannizzaro also announced the promotion of Tenisha Stevens to Deputy Chief Investigator. Stevens has been an investigator in the District Attorney’s Office since 2003.

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