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Yazoo City police chief resigns, county sheriff serving as interim police chief

Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT
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YAZOO CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Yazoo City’s top cop has decided to resign as police chief.

Mayor Diane Delaware confirms Monday that Yazoo City Police Chief Jay Winstead has turned in his letter of resignation.

Winstead’s resignation comes days after a violent month of crime in Yazoo City, including seven people injured in a nightclub shooting, the shooting death of a 13-year-old, and the death of a 64-year-old man.

No word on exactly why Winstead resigned.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff has accepted the interim chief position for the time being.

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