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Stokes addresses concerns from citizen

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson city councilman responds to a Broadmoor resident who called 3 On Your Side after repeated break-ins in her neighborhood.

On Wednesday Debbie Phillips told 3 On Your Side there is a burglary problem on Launcelot Drive. She says officers always respond with bad attitudes. Phillips also claims Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes missed an appointment with her a year ago and recently has not returned her phone calls.

Sunday Stokes held a press conference to respond to her allegations against him and the police department.

"I think I ought to be able to ask for that number on the telephone. I think I ought to be able to leave a message and I think somebody should be able to call me back," Phillips said.

"We have records to prove no calls have been made to my office from a Miss Phillips or anybody else about crime or violence over in this area. The police department has tried and continues to try to get this situation under some kind of control. I don't want people to start thinking the police department don't care about this area because there are caring officers and there are caring administrators." Stokes said.

Councilman Stokes will hold a community meeting at 6:00 Thursday night at the Charles Tisdale Library. He says any concerns or questions can be addressed then.

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