Lexington police chief in line for Charlottesville job

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Lexington's police chief has been recommended for the same job in Charlottesville.

The Daily Progress reports that Col. Alfred S. Thomas Jr. will become Charlottesville's first black police chief if the City Council approves his appointment Monday night. Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones recommended Thomas this week.

Thomas has served as Lexington's police chief since 2010. Before that, the Air Force veteran spent 20 years with the Lynchburg Police Department.

Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo is retiring May 1.