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Newton stays with interim police chief

Howard Mintz, a 29-year veteran, will lead police

Mayor Setti Warren tapped interim Police Chief Howard Mintz Monday to lead ­Newton’s law enforcement agency and restore a department tarnished by recent scandals that run counter to the city’s reputation as one of the safest municipalities in America.

Mintz has “demonstrated the utmost professionalism and integrity,” Warren said in announcing his pick at police headquarters, where personnel conflicts this past year have garnered national attention and astounded residents and public officials.

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