The creation of a police advisory board will be recommended to the Tupelo City Council, but any such board seems unlikely to have direct oversight over law enforcement.
On today’s episode, Daily Journal local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (10:47) joins Derek and Brad to discuss his recent three-part series examining how such a board might look and function. Caleb talks about the recommendations of a working group that was formed to study the possibility of a police review or advisory board. He also examines the debate on whether that board should have subpoena power, as well as the police department’s current procedure for internal investigations.
Also on today’s show, business editor Dennis Seid (23:59) talks about the recent drought Northeast Mississippi is experiencing and how it has impacted the region’s farmers.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (29:55) highlights this week’s food section – a bake sale featuring past Cooks of the Week, plus baked stuffed eggs, red velvet cake and more.
Plus, Derek and Brad (43:46) try to console Chris over the San Francisco Giants’ playoff loss.