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Jackson police review board on hold for now

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By David Bretheim – email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - For now, the city of Jackson will not have a civilian police review board.

The idea was floated by Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes, but warnings from the city's legal department prompted Stokes to change his proposed ordinance into a resolution.

Attorneys said the language was unclear and left too many legal loopholes.

The council approved the resolution and supporters hope with some retooling, the review board will become a reality.

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