Lumberton mayor vetoes Board decision to remove police chief

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - An effort to remove the Lumberton Police chief has been blocked by the mayor.

Tuesday night, the Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against reappointing Elsie Cowart as chief.

But, mayor Quincy Rogers vetoed that move.

Alderman Jonathan Griffith said the Board wanted to go with new leadership.

He said the mayor has 10 days to submit the reasons for his veto.

Then the board may decide to override.

Cowart has been police chief since 2012.