Sheriff McMillin resigns as Jackson police chief

Mayor Frank Melton said he has accepted a letter of resignation from Jackson Police Chief Malcolm McMillin today.

Melton initially said he had let McMillin go, but later clarified his statement. He has called a news conference for 2 p.m. at City Hall to announce McMillin’s replacement.

“I know who I will be appointing,” Melton said. “I am ready to go.”

Melton said he received the letter of resignation at 10:30 this morning. Melton’s announcement comes after days of speculation that McMillin had plans to resign.

Clarion Ledger