Chief’s decision gets ‘hearty’ approval


As I read The Commercial this morning, I was again impressed by Pine Bluff Interim Police Chief Jeff Hubanks and the level of his professional behavior.

I heartily approve of the chief’s decision to suspend Chris Powell for 20 days. After reviewing the data, the chief determined that there was some misconduct. He also reviewed the IA results and concluded that not all of the facts had been presented. That is a leader that the Pine Bluff Police Department needs.

I saw the chief at the gumbo cook-off out of uniform, and the respect and friendship he showed other officers and they to him was very apparent.

I am also surprised and pleased by the new ideas Alderman Steven Mays is going to submit on the residency requirement.

Gini Holt-Aiken

White Hall