Charlotte-Mecklenburg Deputy Police Chief Harold Medlock was one of two finalists for the position of Fayetteville police chief, and the other candidate said Friday he was not chosen for the job, The Fayetteville Observer reported.
"I was informed earlier today I was not the selection," Dallas police Deputy Chief Malik Aziz told the Fayetteville paper.
Aziz said Voorhees did not tell him specifically Medlock was chosen for the position, according to the Fayetteville Observer report.
Earlier Friday, Fayetteville City Manager Ted Voorhees announced he planned to host a news conference Wednesday to announce his choice for the job.
Medlock, 55, and Aziz, 44, were selected as finalists out of more than 100 candidates.
An attempt late Friday to reach Medlock was unsuccessful. Fayetteville city leaders said last month they were impressed by Medlocks organizational and leadership skills during the Democratic National Convention in September.
Medlock has been a deputy chief at CMPD since 2008. His biography on the police department website notes he started his career with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in 1979 and, after a brief time away, rejoined the department in 1993.
Voorhees' news conference was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Fayetteville Police Department at 467 Hay St.
The new chief will succeed Tom Bergamine, who retired last summer.