Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor has named former Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer as the new Tulsa police chief.
Palmer served as TPD chief from 1992 to 2002. He told the Tulsa World that he plans to serve for two or three years.
Palmer's selection was well received by several officials quoted in the World. But Tulsa Councilor Jack Henderson was critical of the TPD's race relations under Palmer's administration. Henderson walked out of the meeting where Palmer's appointment was announced, the World reported.