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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Turrible Turrell

Posted By on Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM

A Memphis TV station follows up on shenanigans in Turrell, where the putative police chief was arrested for drawing down on a city councilman and his wife at their home.

A council member now says the council had refused to hire the police chief or budget his department, but the mayor hired the chief back and officers somehow still seem to be patrolling the tiny Crittenden County speed trap.

The Mayor did not return our phone call for comment Monday. A sign hanging outside City Hall, says the Police Department will not be involved in any business dealings with the Mayor or City Council. It goes on to say "Badges and patches on Oficer’s uniforms say Police Officer, not babysitter!!!"

The TV reporter had the same experience we had when we dialed the Turrell PD. No answer.

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