Mayor to Announce New Newton Police Chief Monday [UPDATED]
Mayor Setti Warren has appointed a new police chief and he will make the announcement this afternoon at 4 p.m.
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4:40 p.m.: Mayor Setti Warren has appointed Interim Chief Howard Mintz as the Police Department's new leader.
Stay tuned to Patch for details from today's press conference.
Five months after he fired former Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings, Mayor Setti Warren is ready to announce the department's new leader.
Warren will make the announcement this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Newton Police Headquarters in West Newton, according to a press release from Warren's office.
Cummings was placed on administrative leave in August 2012 after an investigation concluded there was "sufficient" evidence that he verbally humiliated his secretary and kicked her in the foot.
In October 2012, the city held a six-hour public hearing on the allegations against Cummings, after which Warren determined Cummings acted "unbecoming a police chief" and terminated the 32-year veteran of the department.
Captain Howard Mintz has been the department's acting police chief since Cummings was placed on leave in August 2012.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the police chief announcement.