BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – The announcement of a new Bay St. Louis police chief to replace the late Mike DeNardo has been delayed for several more days.
The City Council failed to vote Tuesday night on ratifying Mayor Les Fillingame’s appointment.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2gjSIqk) the council instead voted to hold a workshop on Dec. 15 to review personnel matters of the police department and its correlation with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Ricky Adam has been overseeing the city’s police department since DeNardo’s death in September and some council members have expressed an interest into exploring consolidating the two entities.
Several members of the council also expressed concerns about hiring a new police chief with only approximately seven months remaining before the next citywide election.