Mayor Asking Fire Chief To Resign

File photo of George DeShields

File photo of George Deshields

The mayor of Manchester is calling for the resignation of the city’s fire chief.
Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman told WMSR News Monday night that he has ask Fire Chief George DeShields to resign. He has also suspended DeShields until a meeting is called about the issue. The mayor says that there is a specially called meeting of the board on Tuesday night on another topic so the fire chief will not be discussed until possibly next Tuesday at the city’s regular meeting.
Mayor Norman would not say exactly why he wants DeShields to resign but did say all department heads work at the will of the board.
WMSR News tried to reach out to Deshields, but his number has been changed or disconnected.