City councilman Reggie Byrum, who spoke on behalf of the mayor’s office, spoke with News 19 after Wilson’s post.
“Well that’s not exactly the way it was, but I don’t really want to elaborate on that right now. There [are] some things that’s got to be confirmed,” said Byrum.
Byrum explained that the resignation of Wilson, along with the Assistant Chief and two other officers, came after the last city council meeting.
“We had a motion go on the table to hire a sixth officer, and we, I had some questions and some of the other council had some questions, I’m sure, about why does a town this small need that many officers, when we’re already covering more hours than we’re actually allotted for the police department,” said Byrum.
As for the new chief taking over, the only issue he feels the town faces is drug-related.
“It’s a pretty quiet town, we have issues with drugs but we have a lot of help from the sheriff’s office and the Drug Task Force and neighboring agencies… We all work together to solve the issues,” said Chief Little.
Overall, the new Chief is excited and proud to be back in uniform serving his community.
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