September 30, 2021

Hinds Co Supervisor David Archie arrested in special meeting

Mary Apel

Hinds County Supervisor David Archie was arrested during a special meeting Thursday morning.

The meeting was being held to replace Archie as Vice President of the board after he was voted out of the position on Wednesday.

According to WLBT, Interim Sheriff Marshand Crisler said Archie became disruptive and used foul language in the middle of conducting business as the board president tried to regain order.

In the video that was edited by the county, you can see Archie yelling and hear him swearing as officers arrest him.

Crisler said the board voted unanimously to remove Archie from the meeting, and asked him politely to do so.

“He refused to do that,” Crisler said. “He began to get up and tear up public property; the banners and podium that the supervisors have installed to protect them from COVID.”

Archie faces numerous charges, including breaching the peace, disorderly conduct, prohibition of public business being conducted in a formal meeting, destruction of public property, and resisting arrest.

Officials say they will wait and see what the district attorney wants to do next, but they hope it sends a strong message to everyone.

Crisler said anyone, regardless of position, who goes into a county meeting should conduct himself accordingly or he will be held accountable.

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