Tommy: So who is Shaun Ferguson, NOPD's new chief?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm

The New Orleans Police Department has a new leader.  Chief Michael Harrison is leaving to take the top job in Baltimore, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell has selected Shaun Ferguson to be the new NOPD chief.  Ferguson, a New Orleans native, has been on the force for 21 years; and Cantrell described him as “fair, firm and friendly.”

To learn more about Chief Ferguson, I spoke with former NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas.  Serpas promoted him to lieutenant and said Ferguson had done a “tremendous job” throughout his career.  Serpas also said Ferguson’s “leadership when he worked in my organization in investigations, leadership, and then field command made him an incredibly strong candidate.”

So what do YOU think?  Do you like the pick?  Take a listen to my conversation with Serpas, and let me know what you think.

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