TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 24, 2014

Lt. Todd Royval asked to be removed from his leadership role as head of the police department's crime suppression unit and point man for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s Violence Reduction Initiative within the police department. Royval — who has 20 years of police experience — was among a group of leaders sent to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice last year to train on how to implement the city's violence reduction initiative, modeled after a program in High Point, North Carolina. Chattanooga Police Department Chief Fred Fletcher confirmed that Royval made the request to be reassigned, citing personal reasons that the chief could not talk about. The Times Free Press has more.