Fort Lauderdale has named its new Chief of Police. Starting Monday, April 4, Patrick Lynn will take over the department, announced Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom.

Lynn will lead the department after the firing earlier this month of Larry Scirotto over a workplace discrimination complaint.

Lagerbloom said it is a return to the department for Lynn, who served as Interim Chief in 2021, Local10 reports.

“Chief Lynn was a stabilizing figure last year during a period of transition for this department,” Lagerbloom said. “He has the respect and support of the command staff and the rank and file. I reached out and asked if he’d be willing to come out of retirement, and thankfully, he said yes. “

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