- Associated Press - Friday, September 22, 2017

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi city has decided to not reappoint its police chief.

Lumberton Alderman Jonathan Griffith tells WDAM-TV , the board voted 5-0 to override Mayor Quincy Rogers’ previous veto to keep Police Chief Elsie Cowart in office. The vote came during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith earlier said the board wanted to go with new leadership.

Cowart had held the post since 2012.

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Griffith says Shane Flynn was appointed as the new police chief. Further details were not released.


Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com

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