A meeting was held Tuesday evening at Moss Point City Hall with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen, and one of the topics under discussion was the naming of an Interim Police Chief. Many concerned citizens were on hand to voice their concerns that the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor did not do enough to keep former Police Chief, Keith Davis, happy. It was also mentioned that micro-management by the city government was one of the contributing factors in his departure.
After the meeting was concluded, the Board of Aldermen decided to convene an executive session to discuss police issues and the naming of a new interim chief. One Moss Point resident had some advice for whomever ultimately was named police chief.
Charlie Myles, a concerned citizen, says, "When they hire him, let him know, that he is the Chief of Police, that he runs that department. He reports on the daily or whatever, to the mayor and the board, but that it is his job to take care of the police business, not the mayor."
After the executive session, the Board of Aldermen officially named the current Deputy Police Chief, Art McClung, as the Interim Police Chief until further notice, and the board has begun looking for a more permanent replacement.