Yazoo City police chief resigns
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WLBT) - Yazoo City Police Chief Joseph Head resigned from his position, exiting Mayor Diane Delaware said Monday.
Head is the second chief to resign in just two years during a time of heightened crime in the city.
Monday, four new board of aldermen and newly-elected mayor David Starling were sworn into office. One of their first orders of business was to assign a new chief.
Captain Richard Brooks is serving as acting chief while the board determines who will become the official new chief of police.
Brooks, who is a candidate to replace Head, will serve for 90 days while a decision is being made.
Brooks says he plans to use those 90 days to hire more officers and combat the crime.
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