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Jonesboro Citizens Concerned About Police Salary

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Johnathan Reaves, KASU News
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Citizens voiced their concerns over police salary at the Jonesboro Public Safety Committee special meeting. 

On Thursday, media outlets report Public Safety Committee Chairman Alderman Mitch Marshall called the meeting in response to the recent police protest.  In April, Officers parked their patrol cars in the parking lot of the Municipal Building and left a note to Mayor Harold Perrin to bring awareness to the issue. 

Two Sergeants were suspended and officers lost their privilege to take-home their patrol vehicles in the aftermath.  Officers expressed their disapproval for not earning a salary equal to their time on the force. Marshall said that a special committee was formed over a year ago to study the pay issue. 

He said the committee will work with the JPD for solutions to tackle the salary issue.