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Moss Point police chief resigns for better opportunity, mayor says

Calvin Hutchins will step down as chief of Moss Point police, Mayor Mario King announced Friday.
Calvin Hutchins will step down as chief of Moss Point police, Mayor Mario King announced Friday. klnelson@sunherald.com

Moss Point Police Chief Calvin Hutchins is resigning, Moss Point Mayor Mario King announced Friday.

WXXV-TV reported Hutchins’ decision on Friday.

King told the news station that Hutchins is pursuing a “better job opportunity.”

Hutchins took the helm of the Moss Point Police Department in March from interim Chief Brandon Ashley, who took over after Art McClung was fired after he was stopped by Pascagoula police for driving 109 mph after having “at least three vodkas,” the Sun Herald reported in September 2016.

The Moss Point Board of Aldermen voted to terminate the city's police chief after a Sun Herald investigation into a traffic stop.

The Sun Herald obtained dash-camera footage of the incident from two Pascagoula police vehicles. McClung was also seen passing people “on the right” side of the road.

McClung was initially handcuffed, but Pascagoula officers drove him home without citing or charging him.

This an edited video of two Pascagoula Police Department dash cameras recorded during a traffic stop in Pascagoula on July 29, 2016, involving Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung. It has been edited for time. The full version also is available at

Sun Herald reporter Margaret Baker contributed to this report.

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