City takes action against Columbus police officers

The Columbus City Council held a special meeting to address personnel issues involving the police department.

Posted: Jun 5, 2018 5:35 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2018 9:11 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss.  (WTVA) -- The Columbus City Council held a special meeting Tuesday morning to address issues involving the police department. 

City Attorney Jeff Turnage says the council voted 5-to-0 to suspend an officer for 28 days for conduct unbecoming of an officer. 

However, Turnage says the council voted 5-to-0 against suspending another police officer for alleged misconduct because it did not exist. 

Names of the officers were not released.

Turnage says the suspension of the first police officer is effective immediately. 

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