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Hinds not yet free and clear on radio purchase

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has a few more hurdles to cross before they're free and clear on their police radio purchase.

In March, the Board ordered 45 E.F. Johnson radios for the Byram Police Department. The Board failed to first seek approval from the Wireless Communication Commission, which is required for a high-dollar purchase. Video of the Procurement Committee's meeting is posted here.

Discussion about the purchase went on for more than an hour, but no motions were passed.

Board President George Smith was told that he needs to also seek approval from ITS (Information Technology Services) for the $113,000 purchase.

Byram Police won't be taking the E.F. Johnsons. They've bought their own Motorola radios. 

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