AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The coronavirus outbreak has put the city of Aurora’s search for a new police chief on hold. The city stopped taking applications on March 20 and is now reviewing applications.

However, it is waiting to do any final interviews or hold public forums. Originally the city had hoped to do those interviews in April and May.

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Vanessa Wilson (credit: Aurora Police)

Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson will lead the department until a new chief is selected.

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Officer Nate Meier drunk and unconscious in his police car. (credit: Aurora)

Nick Metz retired in December after he came under fire for not punishing an officer who was caught drunk, passed out and armed in his patrol car.

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