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Elected or appointed? City of Nettleton to look it over

Feb. 8, 2019

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019 7:46 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 9:26 AM

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in nettleton are worried that they won't get to vote for the chief of police in the next election. its a story wayne hereford has been covering and he joins us live from nettleton with more. that's right. the nettleton mayor and board of aldermen have announced a hearing on february 22nd at 5:00 for the purpose of changing the police chief's postiion from that of an elected official to one that is appointed . the announcement, which was posted on facebook also says that the vote will be taken march fourth at 6:30 by board members, and given a majority would become effective july of 2021. that announcement has some residents mad saying that their right to vote for who they want in office would be taken away if that happens. "they're trying to take away my right to vote, for my chief of police. i don't think that its right for them to appoint their people. we as citizens of nettleton should have the right to vote." "we have rights. that's what our forefathers fought and died for. for us to have freedom. and we are losing our freedom. and why? because a few little people want things their way and their way only." nettleton mayor mem riley had no comment on the proposal only to say that he will wait for the hearing on february 22nd. chief gary carnathan had no comment as well only saying that he knows there will be a hearing on that date. for the record, the majority of municipalities in mississippi have appointed police chiefs. only eleven elect their chiefs. reporting live from nettleton i'm wayne hereford wtva nine news.
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