RAINIER,Ore. -- Rainier Police have a new chief after the shooting that killed former Chief Ralph Painter.
Mayor Jerry Cole said interim Greg Griffith would be sworn in at a date yet to be determined.
The mayor said at the next council meeting, commissioners hoped to have his contract done and approved.
I want to make it special for him and his family, Cole said.
Suspect 21-year-old Daniel Butts faces aggravated murder charges in the January 5 shooting outside of a car audio shop. Butts will soon be transferred to the Oregon State Hospital for a mental evaluation.
The judge ordered the exam to determine if Butts is able to aid and assist his lawyers.