The former Berkeley police chief Daschel Butler will temporarily take over as the head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit police force, reports the Associated Press.

Current chief Gary Gee announced his retirement earlier this year after a report criticized how BART handled last New Year’s Day fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by then-BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.

BART is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent chief.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...