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Hinds Board of Supervisors update on police radio purchase

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

 The Board of Supervisors ordered 45 E.F. Johnson radios in march 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.

Discussion about the purchase went on for more than an hour at Wednesday's meeting, but no motions were passed.

Board President George Smith was told that he needs to also seek approval from "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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