Central Arkansas city's police chief reflects on first month on job

Posted: July 4, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Jacksonville Police Chief John Franklin sits in his office Sunday. Since joining the force a month ago, he has worked to ease tensions in the department.

Before he even took office last month, John Franklin faced the challenge of calming some very troubled waters at the Jacksonville Police Department.

Jacksonville’s new Police Chief John Franklin says he has told department supervisors: “Whatever feelings you have or had against the last administrat...

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