Aberdeen aldermen seek clarification following discovery of mayor's vehicle

Aberdeen city officials voted Tuesday to seek clarification from three state agencies concerning the mayoral use of a city-owned vehicle.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 4:33 PM
Updated: Apr. 18, 2018 4:38 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Aberdeen city officials voted Tuesday to seek clarification from three state agencies following the discovery of the mayor's parked vehicle in another state.

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Mayor Maurice Howard's city-owned vehicle was found parked in Linden, Alabama, earlier this month by Alabama officers.

Linden Police Chief Robert Alston reached out to the Aberdeen Police Department to make sure the vehicle was not stolen. It was found Howard knew the vehicle was there and parked it intentionally.

Howard tells WTVA 9 News he was in the area recruiting a new business to come to the city. 

Aberdeen aldermen did vote to have the Attorney General's Office, State Auditor's Office and the Ethics Commission to clarify guidelines for use of city-owned vehicles to make sure no laws were violated.

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