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Mar 29, 2010 3:48 PM by Melissa Canone

Head Of NOLA NAACP Chapter Resigns From Police Chief Search

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This city's incoming mayor, the first white
mayor in three decades, ran into his first hurdle on Monday when
black community leaders said his handling of a police chief search
was overly secretive.
Until Monday, the election and transition work of Lt. Gov. Mitch
Landrieu had been unmarred by acrimony as he set up numerous panels
to help him craft recommendations for the city's future
administration.
But on Monday, Danatus King, the head of the New Orleans NAACP
chapter, resigned from the police chief search committee. He said
the search was not open enough. At least one other task force
member said she would resign unless the process was made more open.
Landrieu's office did not immediately comment.

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