Bay St. Louis police chief resigns amid questions over drug bust video
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - A Mississippi police chief has resigned amid questions about a videotaped drug bust.
Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre says the video shows Chief Daren Freeman holding his hand on the face of a handcuffed person. The mayor says the video is months old, but he recently saw it for the first time. It has not been publicly released.
News outlets report Freeman resigned Tuesday after being chief eight months.
A longtime law enforcement officer, Matt Issman, will lead the police department while officials search for a new chief.
Issman was a federal employee 23 years before retiring and working for Louisiana State Police. He was police chief at LSU's Alexandria campus from 2011 to 2014 and has worked part-time for the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office.
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