"Chris Harris, data analyst and campaigns coordinator for Grassroots Leadership, a civil and human rights organization, said a formal process should take place before Cronk makes a final decision.
'It may be harmful to the city to make rash decisions immediately after such a traumatic event for our city,' Harris said.
Harris said citizens should have the chance to look at other possible candidates for police chief and hear their agenda before a decision is made.
'Aside from city manager, there may not be (a) more important position that’s hired within the city,' Harris said. 'For us not to go through a similar process … and have the candidates for that position tell us what they’re going to do and then for us to be able to hold them to that — that means we all, as a community, lose out on a valuable opportunity to help shape what the police force will be.'"