Editor, The Commercial:

Editor, The Commercial:

I and everyone I have talked to lately have expressed that they have “no confidence” in the police chief, Brenda Davis-Jones, so maybe it’s time she left. I have all the confidence in the world for our police officers and think they deserve the best leadership.

When Mayor Carl Redus Jr. says Pine Bluff is suffering from growing pains, where exactly are we growing? All I see are more people leaving and more businesses closing. More houses being abandoned and boarded up.

The mayor more or less called Chief Ivan Whitfield an outright liar at the council meeting. There was no call for that. He had no reason to lie. He had already been fired, so what would he have to gain by that. I for one believe Mr. Whitfield. Chief Jones has not come forward and spoken for herself. She lets the mayor be her voice in just about every situation. If she’s innocent, why hasn’t she come forward?

The mayor’s answer to everything is to raise taxes. What happened to the retirement fund for the police and firemen? Who was in charge of these monies? When I worked, each pay period there was an amount taken from my paycheck and matched by my employer, so that when I was ready to retire, the money was in my account. They didn’t have to ask for a tax raise to pay me. It was already there.

The mayor is becoming a laughingstock at the council meetings because he says such arrogant and outrageous things. Just because he says something is so does not make it so.

We ask that the mayor to prove what he says! If he wants respect, he needs to act respectfully to others.

Mary Jo McCord

Pine Bluff