Tupelo city leaders are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week to get ideas for possible ways civilian oversight of police could be implemented in Tupelo. A delegation is attending the conference for the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, where it will learn from experiences of other cities.
On today’s episode, Daily Journal local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (6:31) joins Brad and guest co-host Lauren Wood to discuss what Tupelo’s delegation may learn at the conference. Caleb notes that the push to create a police advisory or review board in Tupelo is not new, but that it has gained momentum in the wake of the shooting death of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert.
Also on today’s show, Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (13:25) breaks down an effort by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to make it easier to track campaign contributions and expenditures of Mississippi politicians. Hosemann unveiled a new searchable campaign finance website on Tuesday and also is advocating for more election reforms.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (30:37) has the highlights of this week’s food section – homemade ice cream sandwiches, stuffed shells pasta, easy Mexican skillet and more.