Reports: Elaine Bryant to be Named Columbus Police Chief


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Reports say that Elaine Bryant is set to become the next chief of Police for the city of Columbus.

Bryant is currently the Deputy Police Chief in Detroit, and was one of four finalists to participate in a virtual forum for the position last month.

One of the other finalists, Ivonne Roman, congratulated Bryant on Tuesday for getting the position.

The city has yet to confirm the move, as of Wednesday morning, but if true, Bryant would be the first black woman to lead the department, and the first to come from outside the CPD ranks.

Mayor Andrew Ginther's office confirmed to ABC-6 there could be an official announcement this week.

Thomas Quinlan was asked to step down as CPD Chief in January, and Michael Woods has been Interim Chief since Quinlan vacated the position.