Voter fraud charges dismissed against former Canton police chief

Former Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill is stepping down from her seat on the Canton Board of Aldermen.

Voter fraud charges dismissed against former Canton police chief

CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Former Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill is resigning from her seat on the Canton Board of Aldermen.

McNeill’s charges in the voter fraud case have also been dismissed. She cites her health as the reason she is stepping down.

In a letter, dated September 5th, Vickie McNeill cites her health in resigning from the Board of Aldermen. (Source: WLBT)
In a letter, dated September 5th, Vickie McNeill cites her health in resigning from the Board of Aldermen. (Source: WLBT)

In a letter to Mayor William Truly dated September 5, McNeill states a series of medical setbacks, including a stroke, have prevented her from functioning in the job in Ward 5. In return for stepping down, all charges against McNeill in the Canton voter fraud case have been dropped. Her trial was scheduled to begin Monday morning.

In exchange for resigning from the Board of Alderman voter fraud charges were dropped against Vickie McNeill. (Source: WLBT)
In exchange for resigning from the Board of Alderman voter fraud charges were dropped against Vickie McNeill. (Source: WLBT)

An election has also been set for September 17 to replace Andrew Grant, a former Canton alderman who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud. He resigned as an alderman in August and agreed not to seek office in the future.

An election to replace former Canton Alderman, Andrew Grant, is set for September 17th. (Source: City of Canton)
An election to replace former Canton Alderman, Andrew Grant, is set for September 17th. (Source: City of Canton)

McNeill’s resignation is effective September 23, 2019.

McNeill was indicted in December on four counts of voter fraud. She represented Ward 5 on Canton’s Board of Aldermen. The City of Canton has 45 days to schedule a special election to replace her.

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