Davis took over Mount Vernon Police Department even before firing commissioner
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A month before Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis fired Police Commissioner Carl Bell, Davis was already meeting with members of the Mount Vernon police force and offering advice on how to police the city, officers told Newsday on Wednesday.
A couple of weeks later, Davis spoke at a morning roll call for officers starting their 8 a.m.-to-4 p.m. shift.
"He told officers he was concerned about...