STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Starkville police report reveals what may have led to the two-week suspension of the city's police chief.
The report indicates the two got into it over when Craig Nichols could leave the park and whether Frank Nichols' son, Reynolds, would take him home. Frank Nichols told the responding officers that he "confronted Craig about messing with Reynolds."
An officer also wrote in the report that Craig Nichols' left eye "was swollen shut with dried blood in and around his nose." That same officer wrote that Craig Nichols appeared to be drunk and "had the smell of an intoxicating beverage coming from his presence."
Aldermen voted Monday to suspend the police chief for two weeks without pay and to place him on probation for six months.
Afterward, city officials gave no indication what happened leading to that decision.