Tchula Police Chief Opens Up To Jackson TV Station

TCHULA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Now former Tchula Police Chief, Kenneth Hampton, is not happy. And he’s speaking out about it. Hampton spoke with WLBT-TV about his resignation yesterday told them he was forced out of the top job by Tchula’s Mayor General Vann and board of aldermen. Hampton is quoted by the station as saying “The lies that they are trying to get around by not admitting to what their plans are, it is kind of pissing me off,” According to the station, the Mayor, who refused to appear on camera, denied forcing Hampton to resign. But Hampton showed WLBT a letter sent out by the mayor earlier this month declaring all the positions on the city vacant. Hampton took over as chief two years ago. During that time, he quickly became known as the gun toting, cowboy hat wearing, no nonsense chief who didn’t mind getting in your face to keep drugs and crime off the streets. Hampton claimed crime is down 70 to 80 percent since he took over two years ago as interim police chief in Tchula. He told the station he plans to stay in law enforcement and is considering a run for Sheriff of Holmes County adding people who don’t like his flamboyant style, can “Kiss my grits.”



1 Comment on "Tchula Police Chief Opens Up To Jackson TV Station"

  1. Avatar Andy McWilliams | July 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm | Reply

    I wish Mr. Hampton would move to Clarksdale and take the Chief job there. I think all they have (now) is an interim chief. Clarksdale has become a little Memphis or Chicago. It’s my hometown, and I still have family there I want protected. Best wishes wherever you go Chief. And if you run for Sheriff of Holmes County, let me know. Maybe I can help out.

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