The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 11/15/7

Mayor Frank Melton was elected to do something about the No. 1 issue in Jackson – crime. But it is apparent that Jackson’s No. 1 problem has become Frank Melton.

Melton on Wednesday announced a major shakeup in the Jackson Police Department. As usual with the Melton administration, what exactly has happened is a confusing mess of secretiveness and stonewalling.

Police Chief Shirlene Anderson has been removed. A release from the mayor’s office says she has been offered a new position of special assistant to the mayor, coordinating police and all emergency services.

The announcement said Melton was naming Gerald Jones as interim chief until a successor is named.