Officials say East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden has appointed Lt. Carl Dabadie as interim police chief.
The Advocate reports Dabadie, by virtue of his position as chief of staff, had been serving as acting police chief since Police Chief Dewayne White's ouster.
White, who was accused of insubordination and violating departmental policy, was not officially terminated until Monday. But Dabadie had assumed the chief's duties Feb. 6, the day White received a letter informing him of his proposed firing and cleaned out his desk.
William Daniel, Holden's chief administrative officer said Dabadie's appointment, which had not been made official late Wednesday, will last for up to three months and can be extended an additional three months as the city-parish searches for White's successor.