Vicksburg Board meets regarding officer suspensions, recesses until Monday

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2022

A special-called Wednesday meeting of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen involving disciplinary hearings for two Vicksburg police officers was continued until Monday.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced at the start of the meeting the board’s agenda involved the suspension leading to the termination of two police officers involving possible violation of the department’s policies and procedures.

He said the hearings were continued after one officer was unable to attend the meeting and the second said he wanted to be represented by an attorney.

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The board opened the meeting, then went into closed session before returning to regular session about 10 minutes later. The board will reconvene Monday at 10 a.m., which is also a regular meeting for the board.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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