Mayor Mike Houston has made his choice to serve as interim Springfield police chief… and expects to announce his selection in the next two days.
Appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” Houston says he has offered the position to someone, and that person has indicated they would accept.
But Houston did not identify the person he has chosen.
Houston says he was in constant contact with City Hall and was making decisions, even during his controversial vacation last week amid the fallout from the police department file shredding scandal.
And he revealed that Deputy Police Chief Cliff Buscher was in charge of day-to-day operations last week, despite Buscher’s own connection to the controversy.
Buscher, however, is not in the running to be either the interim or permanent chief of police.