Former sheriff named for top state police post


A former county sheriff will lead the Indiana State Police.

Doug Carter, who worked as a state trooper for 18 years and was Hamilton County sheriff, was appointed to the top post by Gov.-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday.

Carter will replace Indiana State Police Chief Paul Whitesell, who stirred controversy recently when he said he favored legalizing marijuana. Pence said Wednesday that Whitesell took himself out of running for the job.

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