Reporting Maria Medina
NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — The embattled Twin Rivers Police Department announced a new interim police chief Thursday and a move to part-time status for the outgoing interim chief.
Scott LaCosse, 31-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department, has been named the acting chief. LaCosse most recently served as a captain with Sacramento PD’s Investigations division, according to a press release issued by Twin Rivers.
LaCosse replaces Captain Trang To, who had been the acting chief only since early November. To, a retired sheriff’s deputy, has asked for a part-time role in the department as he starts a consultant business.
“I have a great deal of respect for the officers of the TRPD and look forward to continuing to lead them in a positive direction. I thank Acting Chief To for all he has done to bring the team to this point,” said LaCosse in a press release issued by Twin Rivers.
To stepped in for Chief Christopher Breck, who was placed on paid administrative leave by Twin Rivers School District Superintendent Frank Porter after a serious of incidents in the community angered residents and came under scrutiny by other law enforcement agencies.
At that time, the department promised an extensive internal review of its policies. That process is ongoing, the department said.
The department has been criticized for responding to calls outside their school district jurisdiction. In addition, a 25-year-old rookie Twin Rivers officer was shot in October after attempting a traffic stop in Del Paso Heights and the suspect later died while in a Sacramento Police patrol car.