Sacramento city officials announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Brian Louie as Interim Police Chief for the Sacramento Police Department. Louie starts his new position effective December 10, 2016.

Louie began his career with the Sacramento Police Department 36 years ago and has worked his way up the ranks, working almost every assignment in the department. Prior to this appointment, he's spent the last nine years as a deputy chief, where he currently oversees the Office of Specialized Services.

Current Chief Sam Somers Jr. announced his retirement earlier this year.