CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) _ The mayor of Central Falls has nominated former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty to lead the governing board at the Donald Wyatt Detention Facility.
The Providence Journal reports Monday that Doherty has agreed to serve as chairman of Wyatt's board after being tapped by Central Falls Mayor James Diossa.
Doherty, a Republican, ran an unsuccessful campaign last fall to unseat U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat.
Doherty's nomination is subject to the approval of the Central Falls City Council.
If he the nomination is confirmed, Doherty will replace former board chairman Steven Hartford, the town manager of Westerly.
Wyatt is publicly owned but operated by the quasi-public private Central Falls Detention Facility Corp. It houses federal inmates.