In her morning press conference today, Mayor Bowser announced that she had appointed Dr. Roger A. Mitchell Jr., Interim Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. Dr. Mitchell has been serving as DC’s Chief Medical Examiner. More recently he has served as the Co-Chair of the Reopen DC Committee.
Former Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, Kevin Donahue, was tapped to be the Interim City Administrator. As of this writing it is not know how long this may last.
Dr. Mitchell graduated from Howard University and did his residency at GW medical school. He is also an associate minister at D.C.’s New Bethel Baptist Church and also conducts Bible study at the D.C. jail twice a month.
You can view the Mayor’s announcement using the link below.