Laurie Police Chief Shane Edwards is no longer Laurie Police Chief . Officer Mark Black has been appointed Acting Chief as of yesterday. Details surrounding Edwarsds’ sudden departure remain a mystery. The Laurie Board of Aldermen discussed Chief Edwards during a closed meeting Wednesday night. City Clerk Olive Wood says the city will not release any information until after the 72 hour period required by the Sunshine Law. She does confirm that Edwards is no longer employed by the city of Laurie.