By David Madden
COATESVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — The City of Coatesville is about to get its third police chief in the last six months. Maybe.READ MORE: Search For Missing 13-Year-Old Jalen Maxwell In Philadelphia Intensifying
Julius Canale resigned last July. At the time, the town council wanted to hire Pennsylvania State Police major John Laufer, but couldn’t muster the votes. They opted in late fall for former Philadelphia deputy police commissioner Stephen Johnson, who later stepped down for health reasons.
Which has now brought them back to Laufer.READ MORE: COVID In Delaware: Gov. Carney Says State Expecting Shipment Of 8,000 Doses Of J&J Vaccine After FDA Approval
“Mr. Laufer should have gotten the position in the first place, and we wouldn’t have had to have gone through all this,” says Coatesville councilman Jarrell Brazzle.
Brazzle won’t predict how this coming Monday’s scheduled vote among the seven-member Council will go.
Laufer became a police officer after tackling a woman who shot her way through the Springfield Mall in 1985, killing three people. That woman, Sylvia Seegrist, is now serving three life terms in prison.MORE NEWS: Two More Teens Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Forrest Keys, UArizona Student Gunned Down In Campus Parking Garage