COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton has resigned.

Mayor Robert Smith made the announcement at a Monday morning press conference.


Carleton’s resignation comes in the wake of the officer involved shooting death of Ricky Ball, 26.

Last week, the city council voted to fire officer Canyon Boykin and suspend officers Johnny Branch and Yolanda Young because of departmental policies that were violated the night Ball was shot on October 16th.

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