Columbia police pick replacement deputy chief -

Columbia police pick replacement deputy chief

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The Columbia Police Department has picked a replacement for a deputy chief who resigned after revealing a yearlong affair with a subordinate.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Chief Ken Burton has named Stephen Monticelli to be his new deputy chief. Monticelli has spent 19 of his 30 years as a police officer with the Columbia Police Department. He previously was captain of the Investigations Bureau and before that had served eight years as sergeant of the Major Crimes Unit.

From 1980 to 1991, he was an officer and a sergeant with the University of Missouri Police Department.

Monticelli will replace former Deputy Chief Tom Dresner, who retired last month after spending 26 years with the department.

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