- Associated Press - Monday, November 16, 2015

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A second high-ranking member of the Columbus Police Department is preparing to leave.

The Commercial Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1HTrWJM ) reports that Assistant Chief Tony McCoy submitted his paperwork for retirement on Thursday, the same day that Police Chief Tony Carleton concluded his tenure. Carleton began his stint as chief in September 2013, with McCoy joining his former Tupelo boss in September 2014.

According to the agenda for the city’s next council meeting, McCoy’s retirement is effective Jan. 16.

Carleton submitted his resignation to city leaders in the weeks after the death of Ricky Ball, a 26-year-old Columbus man shot and killed by police officers on Oct. 16. One officer involved in the shooting has been fired, while two others have been suspended.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating Ball’s shooting death.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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