WATCH: Mayor Announces New Newton Police Chief
Mayor Setti Warren held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the new chief of the Newton Police Department.
Mintz, a 29-year veteran of the department, has been acting chief since late August 2012, when former Chief Matthew Cummings was placed on administrative leave.
Cummings, the department's previous chief, was placed on administrative leave in August after an investigation concluded there was "sufficient" evidence that he verbally humiliated his secretary and kicked her in the foot. Warren eventually fired Cummings in October following a public hearing process.