Lawsuit alleges fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion at Gautier Police Department

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) – Jerry Cooksey, the former second in command at the Gautier Police Department, is suing the city and Police Chief Dante Elbin. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, which gives only one side of the case, he describes uncovering criminal acts being committed within the department, including fraud, embezzlement, and tax evasion. Cooksey said when he brought the information to the chief’s attention, Elbin responded by saying he would be able to explain it away and that no one would question his reasons.