This is what Hancock Sheriff Ricky Adams said, as shown on the WLOX 5PM news.
“We were here to assist the City of Bay St. Louis and their mayor to escort Chief DeNardo from the office and obtain his city issued equipment. At that time, it just kind of went bad, I guess,” said Adam. “The mayor called him in. He asked us to come and ask for his equipment. My guys were there, and that’s it.”
This is what Mayor Fillingame said on WLOX news at 6:00pm:
There was an indication from our County Sheriff Department that there was an investigation going on and there was some evidence presented that caused us, at the request of the Sheriff Department to suspend Mike for the term of the investigation and we really felt like, after the initial conversation with Mike that it would be resolved.
Investigation? I know of only one announced Sheriff’s Department Investigation into City operations, is there another?
Sheriff eyes allegation of ‘malfeasance’ in Bay ~ Geoff Belcher
Meantime the City Council tonight panned the Mayor’s idea for appointing an interim chief to run the Police Department in favor of temporarily turning over operations at Bay St Louis PD to Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adams.
As for a second Hancock County SO investigation, I recommend this post from last month as a starting point. The camera does not blink or lie.
We’re going to get to the bottom of this one, that I promise.