City Council voted to postpone the appointment confirmation for Jerry Brewer as interim LPD Chief. Councilwoman Latrelle Joy made a motion to delay it in the interest of fairness, because two council members were absent.
City Manager James Loomis had demoted Police Chief Roger Ellis and named Brewer the acting chief. So far there's been no official explanation for that action. A news release stated only that the city manager demoted Ellis in accordance with civil service laws. Ellis has since retired from the force. Council is expected to vote on the confirmation at its next meeting.