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Aldermen stuck: No police chief yet for Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs leaders appear to be stuck in the process of selecting a new police chief.

The Sun Herald reports the Board of Aldermen and mayor interviewed the candidates — interim Chief Mark Dunston and four captains — earlier this month and the board was expected to vote on a chief Tuesday night.

Instead they went into executive session.

The newspaper reports there was no discussion or vote when aldermen came out of their private meeting.

Mayor Connie Moran said no one was chosen for the job. Aldermen had no comment, calling the issue a “personnel matter.”

Dunston, the city’s longtime deputy chief, has been interim chief since Chief Lionel Cothern retired in January and was considered the front-runner for the job.

 

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