William Penn Jr. has been named the new Winston-Salem police chief, city officials announced Monday.
Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced last week that she is stepping down in December. She's been with the department since 1994.
Catrina Thompson, Winston-Salem's police chief since 2017, plans to retire in December.
Two possibly linked shootings that began at a Winston-Salem park Sunday night left seven people wounded, police say.
Winston-Salem police say a reported kidnapping that sparked an Amber Alert Monday didn't actually happen.
State investigators are probing the death of a suspect who was shot during an armed standoff with Winston-Salem police last week.
The Winston-Salem Police Department says it suspended a police officer without pay for the way he treated a Black teen during an encounter captured on video last year.