Ethics opinion draws attention to relationship between Sheriff Billy McGee, Nick Calico

The legality of a working relationship between the Forrest County sheriff and one of the department’s investigators is being called into question, based on an opinion issued by the Mississippi Ethics Commission.

According to Advisory Opinion No. 17-035-E, which was issued June 2, a relative of a sheriff, including a son-in-law, may not be employed by the sheriff’s office. While not specifically referenced in the opinion, Investigator Nick Calico is employed at the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office under his father-in-law, Sheriff Billy McGee.

Hattiesburg American