Clarksdale Meeting Highlights Police "Special" Operations

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — During yesterday’s meeting Clarksdale’s mayor and commissioners received a summary of the police department’s special operations team, comprised of four officers who monitor and investigate gang activity in the brickyard and Riverton areas. During January the team made 9 misdemeanor and 3 felony arrests, including apprehending one fugitive wanted by the FBI and seized six weapons. Following the report, Mayor Chuck Espy said the city’s mission is to protect good people and punish bad ones and urged criminals to stop their illegal activities. Espy added that criminals who sell drugs, burglarize homes or pull a gun on law enforcement officers run the risk of being killed.


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