PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -
says she asked about Novick's communication skills.
"I didn't do anything wrong. If I had to do it all over again, I would do the same thing," Faiella said.
The mayor said she wanted to find out more information so she could make a fair recommendation to Port St. Lucie city manager Greg Oravec. It's Oravec who ultimately chooses the next chief.
"I'm not the type of mayor who's going to just sit back in the corner and push papers," said Faiella. "I was elected by the people. I have a voice."
Novick says the mayor's calls were a violation of the city's government setup. This is not a strong mayor city.
However, the city attorney for Port St. Lucie stands by Mayor Faiella, saying she did nothing wrong.
Today, the city sent the two other police chief finalists letters saying they did not get the job.
Novick says he doesn't know what's next for him. A Port St. Lucie spokesman says he's not sure what's next for the police chief search, either.