The City of Walls has offered little comment on the matter, only saying that this was the best direction for the city. Assistant Chief Reginald Harris was appointed this week; he was the interim chief after Boisseau was not reappointed by the new mayor.
Harris is no stranger to the Walls PD, he has been with them since April '09.
New Chief Reginald Harris did not have a lot to say on the investigation into the disappearance of James Irby in Walls, Mississippi. "No comment at this time, no comment, I got the file but I wasn't involved on that case in any kind of way, but I am working with the family, that's all I can say, they call me off and on and I am keeping up with them."
Harris had worked as a criminal investigator and a school resource officer in Greenville, Mississippi before coming to Walls four years ago; he was assistant police chief under former chief Gary Boisseau.
Harris comes from a long line of law enforcement. His uncle is a police lieutenant in Birmingham and his uncle is a jailer in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
"It is a true statement, it is something I wanted to do, but when I went off to college, believe it or not, I was a music major, so I am a former trumpet player, but I decided not to teach," said Harris.
So now this Jackson State University grad is a small town police chief with a lot of phone calls.
He's got almost as many police officers as cell phones. There are five who work out of a trailer that is the Walls Police Department. "We are fairly small right now, but I am working on that also," said Harris.
Back to the James Irby story, he's still considered a fugitive from justice. He has not been seen or heard from since he disappeared during that May 4th traffic stop in Walls, Mississippi.
James Irby timeline: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/search?vendor=ez&qu=james+irby