State auditor’s office investigating Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office is currently investigating the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, department spokeswoman Cherie Ward confirmed this afternoon.

“I can confirm there is a state auditor’s investigation into a sheriff’s department matter,” Ward said via email Wednesday afternoon…

…It’s still unclear whether the investigation involves former Sheriff Mike Byrd’s administration or current Sheriff Charles Britt’s administration.