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Rochester Police Chief Candidate Finalist Challenges Removal from Running

(left to right) James Franklin, Mark Elliot, Roy Alston (left to right) James Franklin, Mark Elliot, Roy Alston

May 22, 2018 01:45 PM

(ABC 6 News) - One of the three finalists in the search for Rochester's next police chief is challenging his removal from consideration.

Last week the Police and Civil Service Commission pulled the candidate after a background check allegedly revealed he had received a written reprimand while serving under a previous employer but had omitted that information on his application, according to city government officials.

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The name of this candidate has not been made public.

According to the Director of Human Resources for the City of Rochester, Linda Hillenbrand, "Candidate B" has requested a hearing challenging his removal.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5th at 5 p.m. at the EOC Center inside Fire Station #2 and is open to the public.

The three finalists are James Franklin, the current Captain of the West Command Division of the Metropolitan Transit Police in Minneapolis, Mark Elliot, the current Chief of the Prior Lake Police Department and Roy Alston, who is currently serving as a Lieutenant in Dallas, Texas.

The final decision for the next police chief rests with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede.

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