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Durham Police Chief Search Narrowed To Two

Posted October 22, 2002 2:40 a.m. EDT

— The field of candidates for the job of Durham police chief has been narrowed to two.

Capt. Marvin Evans of the Newport News, Va., police department was eliminated from the search. Evans told WRAL the decision came down to the fact that he had no experience as a chief, compared to the other candidates.

That leaves two finalists for the job. Charles Austin is chief and assistant city manager for public safety in Columbia, S.C. Doug Scott, of Fairfax, Va., is the assistant inspector general for the U.S. Department of Interior.

City Manager Marcia Conner plans to travel to the officers' hometowns this week. A decision is expected by the end of the month.