When we heard last March that the city of San Fernando had appointed Night Stalker serial-murder investigator Gil Carrillo as its interim police chief, we though it was a smart move.
After all, the city had been rocked by chaos and drama, not the least of which was an affair between its mayor, Mario Hernandez, and a councilwoman. Revelations of their love played out in front of a live City Council audience with the mayor's wife in attendance. (We don't make this stuff up).
The retired Carrillo, hailed as a hero who helped nail Richard Ramirez, one of the worst serial murderers in American history, would add a little bit of stability to the little town, right? Guess not:
The San Fernando City Council this week voted to fire Carrillo after less than four months on the job, according to the L.A. Daily News.
Carrillo told the paper that a city administrator said he wasn't a good fit:
They wanted a `yes' man, and I'm not a `yes' man.
Just say no, Gil.
The Daily News notes that the City Council hasn't been the only place with issues:
An ex-police cadet filed a lawsuit saying she had an affair with a former chief, Tony Ruelas. An acting police chief, Jeff Eley, was accused of fixing a ticket for a congressman's aide.
Yeah — who needs a hero when you can have all that drama.