Shakeup in the Hinds County Sheriff's Department - - Jackson, MS

Shakeup in the Hinds County Sheriff's Department

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -  Three On Your Side has learned Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin has fired 20-year law enforcement veteran Victor Mason.

Sources tell WLBT it happened during a Monday Captain's meeting Mason was asked to attend.

We're told the reason for Mason's dismissal was that he raised his hand when McMillin asked if anyone in the room has talked about or contemplated running for sheriff.

Mason allegedly was told to pack his belongings up and get out, although an expletive was used instead of the word belongings.

Mason, a longtime youth gang investigator, was a Captain assigned to juvenile investigations.

Mason confirmed to WLBT that he was fired by the sheriff, but he would not comment further.

Our calls to Sheriff McMillin were not returned.

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