Gilich: Kirkland on leave

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich announced this morning that Cliff Kirkland is on leave pending a resolution of criminal charges. 

Kirkland, 67, was arrested Tuesday night by Biloxi Police on two counts of allegedly touching of a child with lustful purposes.

“As Mayor, I will always put the City of Biloxi’s interest first,” Gilich said.¬† “These charges are shocking.¬† While I have known Cliff Kirkland for over 30 years, be assured there will be no special treatment.¬† As a Civil Service employee, he is entitled to due process.”¬†

The mayor plans to brief the City Council on Monday at a special-called meeting.