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New acting MPD Chief named

A local news agency reports Montgomery Deputy Chief John Hall has been named as the acting MPD Police Chief. The mayor’s office confirmed Hall on Wednesday.

MPD Police Chief Darryl Albert was placed on administrative leave, the reason according to a statement released from the Mayor’s Office,“will be announced when the matter is concluded.”

Hall has worked with MPD since 2002.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.