Video: Town Without Police Department Speaks Out

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4 Responses

  1. Concern Citizen from Sturgis says:

    The mayor cannot get his story right. This is all public record. The chief and 3 officer’s salary combined together was approximately $ 25000.00 a year. The mayor wants to add the cost of gas and other expenses to the police salary. The police budget was approximately $ 3500.00. The real reason the chief did not get reinstated was for a personal vendetta buy the mayor and two aldermen on the board. The mayor has always tried to tell the chief how to enforce the law and the chief would not let him. Chief Hutchinson is not a yes man. One of the new aldermen got a DUI and the other got tickets and the chief would not wash it under the table. Chief Hutchinson has always been known for wanting a professional police department. He has always done his best to help people that treated his officers and himself with respect. Chief Hutchinson words. “Do your jobs” “You are professional police officers and you know your job”. There are a lot of good people in the Town of Sturgis that appreciated the police and some that did not like them for doing their jobs. This is well known fact.

  2. Concern Citizen from Sturgis says:

    If you check public records. One of the alderman got a DUI and the other one got tickets. These two where the ones who influenced the chief not getting reinstated because he would not wash it under the table. The mayor is a drunk that did not like the fact the police where out enforcing the laws. Sturgis has become a safe having for drunks and drug heads now. The town has has always had police. The last full time chief was know to ride around and do nothing and always had so tag officer. That is what they want to go back too. They want a chief/officer/security to ride around and take the drunks home and make people go home or leave if they are having problem. They don’t want the law enforce the right way. The mayor wants to run the daily operations of the police department. The just need to let the sherif department take over the policing so they can enforce the law and then the people of Sturgis will know how essay they had it. The Sturgis police where not as hard as they could have been. There is so many laws they could had enforce.

  3. Ron Yates says:

    My personal belief is that the Police Chief was terminated because he enforced the law – that is; he wrote traffic tickets to both Sturgis and non-Sturgis residents. The good old boy system is alive and well in Sturgis, MS.

  4. Elaine Vechorik says:

    A small town, with less that 300 voters with a mayor, 5 aldermen, 4 policemen and 2 city secretaries. Why did one of the secretaries/clerks also resign? The citizens deserve to know.

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