Wiggins police chief not rehired


WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) - Wiggins city leaders are looking for a new police chief after aldermen declined to rehire Chief Buddy Bell Tuesday night.

After a 30 minute executive session, the Wiggins Board of Alderman accepted Mayor Jerry Alexander's proposition to reappoint all city managers and department heads, with the exception of Chief Bell. The vote was unanimous, 5-0.

Several police officers and one citizen spoke out in support of Bell. No reason was given for the decision.

Captain Jeff Thomas will serve as interim chief until a replacement is named.

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