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Arkansas mayor fires police chief; appeal set

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Cave Springs Mayor Larry Smith says he's fired Police Chief Richard Moore.

Moore didn't want to comment on his meeting Friday morning with Smith. Smith tells the Benton County Daily Record that Moore has appealed the firing and will appear before the city council on Monday night.

Smith says he can't give specific reasons why he fired Moore before Moore's appeal is heard by the council. But he did send Moore a memo on Thursday questioning Moore's loyalty to Smith.

In the memo, Smith tells Moore that they "have different ideas about the kind of image the Cave Springs Police Department should project."

Cave Springs is located in Benton County and has about 1,100 residents.

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