TOPEKA, Kan. – Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson is a finalist for the Police Chief position in Topeka, Kansas.
The Topeka city manager made the announcement Tuesday, NBC station KSNT reported. Dotson is one of three finalists that include the current interim police chief in Topeka and the police chief of Yakima, Washington.
Dotson served as the police chief from December 2012 to April 2017. He retired on Mayor Lyda Krewson's first day in office but remained with the department as a consultant and received his full $129,000 salary.
5 On Your Side reached out to the Mayor's office which said it had no comment at the time of this writing.
In October of 2016, Dotson announced he was running for mayor. At that time, several members of the Board of Aldermen called for Dotson to resign.
Bill Cochran, the most recent interim police chief in Topeka, took over after interim chief Kris Kramer resigned in November of 2017, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Kramer served as interim chief for nearly a year after Police Chief James Brown resigned in November of 2016.