Police chief to contest guilty decision

By The Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN — Clarksdale Police Chief Gregory Hoskins, who was found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident at a Southaven convenience store last summer, is going back to court to fight the charges again.

During Hoskins’ trial in November, he was ordered to pay a $250 fine on each of the disorderly counts and a $1 fine for resisting arrest. All the charges were misdemeanors.

The judge also gave Hoskins suspended jail sentences of 90 days for the disorderly charges and one day for resisting arrest.

Hoskins has filed an appeal of the conviction of the misdemeanor charges and is headed to DeSoto County Court for a trial slated for July 19.

Hoskins said “justice was not served” when he was convicted in the case.