Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams listens to a city commissioner during Monday’s meeting at City Hall.

Clarksdale police chief, city leaders talk tough on crime


The problem of crime in Clarksdale took center stage Monday afternoon with one resident saying she no longer feels safe in her hometown and the city’s mayor vowing to clean up a police department that he claims has been tainted by corruption and ineptitude for some 15 years.

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