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Meridian Police Chief James Lee given five-day unpaid suspension

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MERIDIAN, Mississippi — Meridian Police Chief James Lee has been suspended, without pay, for five days over an incident that was reported Dec. 31, 2013, at a leadership meeting.

An officer alleged Lee cursed and threatened officers. The city's equal opportunity officer found Lee had created a hostile workplace.

Mayor Percy Bland announced the suspension Monday.

Bland says the supervisory staff for the police department will take training on professionalism, communication and appropriate workplace behavior.

Bland said last week an investigation had been launched into an allegation by a police officer that Lee threatened his job and humiliated him in front of officers in a staff meeting.

Bland says he only suspended Lee because he says there was enough blame to go around in this particular incident.

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