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Bell City Council to vote on interim police chief

Bell's interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo wants to cut spending by a third and abolish several high-ranking positions.

October 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bell City Council members are set to vote Wednesday on whether to appoint Steve Belcher as its interim police chief.

The vote is part of an ongoing effort to fill key positions following a salary scandal that led to criminal charges against eight former city officials.

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams was linked to that scandal. However, he was not criminally charged and the civil suit against him was dropped.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Belcher is requesting that a judge order the city to pay legal expenses he incurred during the lawsuit and corruption investigation.