Anamosa City Council Approves New Police Chief Hire

 Anamosa has a new police chief.

In a special session Tuesday night, the city council approved hiring Jeremiah Hoyt for the position. Hoyt is a sergeant with the Carroll Police Department.

The council said it was difficult decision, weeding the 42 applicants to 9, then to 5 before picking Hoyt.

The council in February fired former chief Bob Simonson after an investigation showed he sent racist and sexist emails to co-workers.

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