PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The Put-In-Bay Police Department has named a new interim chief.
James Kimble was sworn in by Mayor Jessica Dress on Friday.
Kimble has spent over 20 years in law enforcement.
Put-in-Bay Police Chief Steve Riddle was put on paid administrative leave after body camera footage of an exchange between Put-in-Bay police officers and a group of Black men and women on a golf cart earlier this month.
The officers approached the group on a golf cart in a Put-in-Bay parking lot after alleging the driver was operating the vehicle recklessly and ran a stop sign, police records show.
At one point in the video, an officer can be heard accusing a woman of hiding something in her shorts.