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Suspended police chief fired amidst FBI investigation

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT)- According to Pocahontas Mayor Frank Bigger, suspended Pocahontas Police Chief Chad Mulligan has been fired.

Wednesday, Mayor Frank Bigger and the Pocahontas City Council made the decision to terminate Mulligan amidst the ongoing FBI drug investigation that started in May.  In May, Mulligan was suspended with pay pending further investigation.

Mayor Bigger says that he and the council felt the overwhelming threat of what could happen as a result of the investigation was a blight on the city and therefore needed to do something.

Bigger says that Mulligan can appeal the decision.  Cecil Tacket, who took over Mulligan's position at the time of his suspension, is still the acting police chief of Pocahontas.       

In May, the FBI investigation led to one arrest, but no names have been released.

Chad Mulligan has not been charged with anything during the investigation, according to the mayor.  

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