Derenda to Face City Council Tuesday

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 12:17 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 12:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Buffalo Common Council members will have a chance to question Mayor Brown's nominee for Buffalo's top cop.

The nomination of Daniel Derenda as Police Commissioner has raised many concerns regarding his qualifications, as well as to the process that led to his nomination.

Monday, a group of four Council Members gathered at City Hall to demand details on the selection process for the Police Commissioner job. The lawmakers want more information on the supposed national search for candidates, and are asking that Mayor Brown reveal how many applicants were interviewed for the position.

The Brown administration has been relatively quiet on the subject, however lawmakers will have the chance to ask the nominee questions Tuesday, when Derenda faces the City Council during hearings.

The Council is expected to vote on Derenda's nomination July 20, and we will have full coverage of today's hearing throughout the day on Eyewitness News and