The city of Springfield has a new interim police chief.
Mayor Mike Houston has named Commander of Field Operations Kenny Winslow to take over the department temporarily, following the retirement earlier this month of Chief Robert Williams amid the fallout from the department's file shredding scandal.
Houston says Winslow has experience across many parts of the department, and has the respect of the troops. Winslow leapfrogged over three Deputy Chiefs to become the interim leader of the department.
Houston hopes to pick a permanent replacement for Williams by October 22nd. [Winslow will appear on the Jim Leach Show, Tuesday morning at 8:40am, on 970 WMAY.]