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Pine Bluff Police Chief reinstated 2 days after removal

According to the Pine Bluff Mayor's Office, the police chief was originally removed due to serious concerns regarding public safety.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — On August 26, the Pine Bluff Mayor's Office announced that Kelvin Sergeant would no longer serve as Pine Bluff Police Chief. 

According to the release, this was due to serious concerns regarding public safety in the city. 

On August 28, the mayor met with Sergeant to discuss the matters. 

After the discussion, the mayor's office announced Sergeant has agreed to enact systematic improvements in PBPD operations. 

Effective immediately, Sergeant has been reinstated to the position of Pine Bluff Police Chief.

The mayor's office says the city is committed to working with Chief Sergeant to improve public safety and protect Pine Bluff residents moving forward.