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Lumberton officials terminate police chief

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

Lumberton Alderman voted to terminate their police chief Tuesday evening.

After a lengthy executive session, Alderman voted 2-1 removing Chief Dennis Hopson from the position. Alderman Kent Crider and Bobby Gibson were not in attendance at the meeting, but there were enough alderman to form a quorum.

After terminating Hopson, the board voted 3-0 naming Captain Elsie Cowart as interim chief.

Alderman did not offer details on the reason behind removing Hopson, only stating that it was a "personnel issue".   

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