Police chief fired at Mississippi Valley State

Published 8:42 am Monday, September 17, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State University has fired its police chief after he had worked for the university for 18 years.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Alex Granderson is one of several high-ranking officials fired in recent weeks.

The university had two non-fatal shootings this year, but Granderson said he thinks the firing was unfair, saying he’d never been disciplined.

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Spokeswoman Brittany Davis-Green says she’s not allowed to comment on personnel matters.

Granderson says he plans to appeal through the university’s grievance process.

The former chief, who had led the campus force since 2017, says he was fired by Vice President of Student Affairs Jacqueline Gibson.

An anonymous flyer circulating on campus complains about Gibson. She couldn’t be reached for comment and Davis-Green says she was unaware of the flyer until asked.