- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez bar and club owners didn’t agree with one of Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten’s suggestions for preventing violence: having a set closing time.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/29FWAfC) several Natchez and Adams County bar and club owners met with the Natchez police chief and county sheriff Wednesday in efforts to be proactive in preventing violence at local establishments.

Patten’s first suggestion, installing surveillance cameras, was noted as a good idea for local owners to consider, but set closing times was something Club Paradise owner W.C. Curtis said needed further discussion.

Adams County Supervisor Calvin Butler said that might be further complicated because the gaming commission sets different rules for the casino.

Curtis also recommended club owners consider hiring off-duty police officers to serve as security and scan people with metal detectors.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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