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Marlin: Council names new detective as interim chief

James Hommel, a recently hired detective with the Marlin Police Dept. and former Chief of Police in Oakwood, has been appointed Interim Chief in Marlin.  (City of Oakwood photo)
James Hommel, a recently hired detective with the Marlin Police Dept. and former Chief of Police in Oakwood, has been appointed Interim Chief in Marlin. (City of Oakwood photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 9:09 PM CDT
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The City of Marlin has named an interim chief of police after it's last chief resigned amid controversy.

During a specially called meeting Monday night, city council voted unanimously to appoint James Hommel as the interim chief.

Hommel, a former police chief in Oakwood, took a job as a detective with Marlin PD in mid-April.

Hommel will take over temporarily as the City of Marlin begins the search for a permanent replacement for Lawrence McCall, the city's fifth chief in as many years.

June 1 was the last official day on the job for McCall who resigned two weeks ago and later attempted to rescind the resignation but failed.

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