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Newly confirmed Police Chief Karl Jegeris speaks at a press conference announcing his nomination on Thursday at Rapid City's city hall. Mayor Sam Kooiker stands next to Jegeris. (Denise Ross/The Republic)

Rapid City Council confirms new police chief

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RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City's new police chief says he hopes his swift confirmation will end the controversy surrounding the City Council's rejection of the mayor's first choice for the job.


The council on Monday unanimously made Interim Chief Karl Jegeris the permanent replacement for Steve Allender, who recently retired as chief after three decades in law enforcement.

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