Booneville board fires police chief, dispatcher

BOONEVILLE – The Booneville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to terminate both the chief of police and a police dispatcher, effective immediately.

Discussion of the reasons for firing of Police Chief Steve Bingham and Officer Will Rowzee took place as a personnel matter in executive session of a special board meeting, said city attorney Daniel Tucker. However, following the executive session the board action was conducted in open meeting.

Both men have recourse to a grievance process which, if acted on, would be presented to the mayor, Tucker said.

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