Richard Burke tapped as deputy commissioner of embattled Mount Vernon police department

Mt. Vernon appoints deputy police commissioner

Mt. Vernon appoints deputy police commissioner (March 1, 2013 6:22 PM)

Mayor Ernie Davis named a new deputy police commissioner today as controversy looms over the department.

Richard Burke, a 21-year veteran of the Mount Vernon police force, was selected for the job more than a week after the mayor fired Commissioner Carl Bell. Burke says his appointment marks the start of a new chapter for the department. He also says he plans to change the public's perception...

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