Mount Olive mayor suspends cop accused of extortion

The mayor of Mount Olive is taking disciplinary action against a city police officer who was arrested in Hattiesburg over the weekend.

Mayor Bob McNair said, Curtis Walters, 39, has been suspended from the police department.

McNair said final disciplinary actions against walters will be decided at the city's next board of aldermen meeting.

"At this particular time the only action that has been taking is I have suspended him pending the outcome of the investigation or whatever actions the board may want to take," said McNair.

Walters has been employed as a police officer for three months. He bailed out of jail Monday on $25,000 bond.

Hattiesburg police arrested him over the weekend. Allegedly, he posed as a officer, stopped a Hispanic man, seized his property and demanded cash to get it back.