City leaders look to move on after Earle mayor voted out

City leaders look to move on after Earle mayor voted out

EARLE, AR (KAIT) - It's been a long battle between the city of Earle's police department, citizens, and mayor. Now, the mayor has lost the fight.

On Election Day, voters removed Carolyn Jones from office before her term as mayor was up.

She was accused of using a city police cruiser as a personal car. She was also involved in a lawsuit after she fired four white police officers without a reason. She replaced them with four black officers.

After being ousted from office, members of the city's Board of Alderman are ready to move on.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WREG, Charlie Young says the focus needs to be on picking the right person.

According to WREG, the aldermen do not know when a new election will be held.

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