HAMDEN – Mayor Curt Leng said he is forming a panel to help find a new permanent police chief.
Leng said he has opened up the search process and forming a new committee tasked with gathering community input.
A series of meetings will be held on who should be chief.
Right now — the acting chief in Hamden is John Cappiello.
He and the mayor have had to deal with that police shooting in New Haven, in which a Hamden officer was first to fire into a car — wounding Stephanie Washington — who was unarmed.