Policeman suspended; city officials not talking

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Vicksburg police officer has been suspended without pay pending an investigation into a resident’s complaint.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the suspension of officer Anthony Stevens Monday after a 35-minute executive session.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong said the suspension’s length would depend on the investigation.

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Neither Armstrong nor Mayor Paul Winfield would comment about the complaint.

A call to Stevens’ home this morning was answered by his mother, who said he would not comment.