In spring 2006, Mayor Frank Melton broke his 14-month silence toward the Jackson Free Press, after refusing to give an interview to the newspaper after critical coverage of his campaign by JFP editor Donna Ladd, who was later joined by Adam Lynch and Brian Johnson. Over several weeks, Ladd spent many hours interviewing Melton, and went on two ride-alongs with him and police officers on the Mobile Command Center. Here are transcripts of those interviews:
Note: The following interviews have been temporarily pending completion of a special project.
Part I: The Passions of Frank Melton (Reader's Guide)
Part II: The Obsessions of Frank Melton
Part III: The Trials of Frank Melton
Part IV: The Future of Frank Melton
Ride-along narrative: On the Road Again