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Feb 12, 2013 8:25 AM by AP

Homer leaders vote to disband police department

HOMER, La. (AP) - The Homer Board of Selectmen has voted unanimously during a special meeting to disband the police department effective March 1.

In the discussion leading up to Monday's vote, Mayor Alecia N. Smith said the selectmen discussed "numerous reasons for their decision." Included are concerns of leadership, historical budget overruns and numerous pending lawsuits.

Smith consulted after the meeting with Sheriff Ken Bailey about a transition that would have deputies in charge of law enforcement in the town.

Smith said there are numerous details to be worked out dealing with the transition.


Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com




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