Hattiesburg police appeals withdrawn and dismissed

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The appeals of two former Hattiesburg police officers for using excessive force have been withdrawn and dismissed.

At a meeting with the Civil Service Commission Tuesday morning attorneys for Officer Timothy Slade and Lt. Ken Ross reached a private agreement to withdraw the appeals.

Attorneys for both officers and the City of Hattiesburg would not comment on the details, but did say both parties are pleased with the outcome. Slade and Ross will continue to pursue their careers in law enforcement.

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