Moss Point officer suspended after "sex for ticket" accusation

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - A Moss Point police officer accused of offering to drop a woman's speeding ticket in exchange for sex remains suspended from the force.

Officer Cedrick Williams went before the Moss Point Board of Aldermen Tuesday night to appeal his suspension. Moss Point Police Chief Sheila Smallman confirmed to WLOX News that Williams was suspended last month after a young woman came forward with the allegation.

Smallman told WLOX News the woman said Officer Williams pulled her and a friend over for speeding in October.  According to the chief, the owner of the car said Williams asked her to meet at the city's stadium to talk about the ticket.

Officer Williams told the board the sex was consensual. When WLOX News asked Officer Williams about the incident, he said, "I don't know what you're talking about. I still have a job."

Chief Smallman told WLOX, "I have zero tolerance for police brutality, harassment, or improper and unprofessional action by any of my officers. These types of behaviors will not be tolerated under my administration. These types of behaviors are not a reflection of the Moss Point Police Department."

The board voted Tuesday night to uphold Williams' suspension. Mayor Aniece Lidell said more action is expected Wednesday.

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