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: Report: Philadelphia 76ers Could Trade First Round Pick, Still Won't Sell Short On Deal For Ben Simmons
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: Reading Man, Paul C. Burkert, Charged In Deadly Shooting Outside Pat's Steaks
“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: Police Investigating If Crash Is Connected To Alleged Attempted Robbery, Shooting Nearby In East Frankford