Search for police chief narrowed to 6

Cranston Police Headquarters

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung says he has narrowed the field of candidates for police chief to six.

According to the Providence Journal, he plans to interview the finalists in the coming weeks.

The names of the finalists have not been released, but all are from outside the department.

Former Chief Marco Palombo Jr was placed on leave earlier this year after an investigation was launched into the ticketing scandal, alleging tickets were issued in specific wards as political payback.

Palombo has now retired from the force.{}

Fung is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.