Original allegations made by Jones prompted the mayor to demote Harrell from chief to patrolman in late July. On Friday, Jones terminated Harrell on allegations of lying about training attended in July.
"He gave false statements to state officials regarding classes that he took down in Savannah. They were not too pleased when they found out. He made a statement to them that they easily verified," Jones said. "When I saw what it was, it was pretty serious and I knew that this couldn't go forward. I had to take action right then."
According to Jones, Harrell did not attend classes at a state chief's conference as he claimed.
"It was so blatant, it was almost unbelievable," Jones said. "A couple of the names he used to verify his being in the classes that he wasn't were some pretty prominent police chiefs in the area."
Harrell addressed the council last week at a special called meeting to hear his appeal. Jones did not attend the meeting and a motion to reinstate Harrell died for lack of a majority with two abstaining votes. Another special called meeting was scheduled for Monday to vote again on the matter. The council will still meet to discuss additional business.
The Kingston City Council will hold its special called meeting Monday, at 7 p.m., at city hall.