HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and city council members both agree something needs to be done to restore the integrity of the municipal court.
During Monday's work session, the Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/RwVCo9) Council President Kim Bradley told DuPree the administration must work together to restore order.
The municipal court system has come under attack in recent weeks, after a Hattiesburg Police Department internal investigation revealed multiple cases of unethical and possibly criminal conduct.
Those cases included improperly destroying warrants and receiving rewards for dismissing tickets, fines and warrants. As a result of the probe, the city suspended three clerks and fired another.
Bradley said he feels the city council should be part of the process of restoring a court that city residents can believe in.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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