UPDATE: Hall certification request denied

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Deputy Police Chief Robert Hall’s certification request has been denied, and the city must now appeal if it wants to pursue the matter.
The state Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training sent an email to its members during the weekend informing them of the decision, said board President and Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen.
Bowen said the email was sent by board Director Robert Davis, whose office had made the decision, and that it had verbally notified the Tupelo Police Department.

More in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.