Judge finds Hattiesburg mayor in contempt of court

Judge finds Hattiesburg mayor in contempt of court
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has been found in contempt of court.

After a full day of testimony regarding the contempt hearing of Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, the court finds that he has not done his due diligence.

Hilburn finds DuPree in contempt of court. Setting sanctions to take effect on July 10.

According to Hilburn, if mayor does not find chief of police nominee to be approved by that date, he will instate $150 a day fine.