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Former Rising Star Police Chief Under Investigation

An investigation into the former police chief of Rising Star has caught national attention. The Associated Press investigation found that the police chief obtained $3.2 million in military surplus supplies in just 14 months as part of a national program. But hundreds of those items were unaccounted for at the police station, sparking the investigation.
An investigation into the former police chief of Rising Star has caught national attention.

The Associated Press investigation found that the police chief obtained $3.2 million in military surplus supplies in just 14 months as part of a national program. But hundreds of those items were unaccounted for at the police station, sparking the investigation.

The Rising Star City Clerk confirmed that the police chief had been let go in January of this year, and that the investigation did include the use of the military surplus supplies.

The investigation is on-going.
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