- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - One candidate for the Columbus, Mississippi, police chief job has dropped out.

Geoffrey Herweg confirmed his decision to The Commercial Dispatch (bit.ly/1PNspCH). He said he withdrew for personal reasons.

Herweg was one of five finalists for the position and one of two out-of-state candidates. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Police for Lovington, New Mexico.

The Columbus City Council will interview applicants for the position at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the municipal complex. Mayor Robert Smith said the interviews will be open to the public.

The remaining candidates are North Chicago Police Department commander Curtis W. Brame, Wayesboro police chief Oscar Lewis III, Moss Point police chief Arthur C. McClung and Columbus Police Department interim chief Fred Shelton.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com


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