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Jackson hopes to end high-speed chase crashes

Jackson leaders try to find solutions

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The city of Jackson is hoping to bring an end to high-speed chase crashes into the capital city. 

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba led the news conference at city hall today. 

He says he is in the process of trying to talk to mayors about ways to better handle the situation. 

According to state law, outside jurisdictions are able to pursue a suspect in certain situations. The mayor says leaders need to talk about ways to fix the problem.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says, "Is very clear that the best course of action is to take on a diplomatic approach and work across melissa polities and across jurisdictions in order to come to a resolution."

As you may recall, other Jackson leaders like Councilman Kenneth stokes have taken a much different approach on the issue. He says simply talking it out is not enough. Stokes says talking it out is simply not enough.

"That's nonsense, that's absolutely stupid. Other mayors have tried that. Police chiefs have tried that, and they're still chasing. It's going to take hitting them in the pocketbooks," Stokes said.

Mayor Lumumba says he has already started the dialogue with other mayors and looks forward to finding postiive solutions soon.


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