Hattiesburg police officer suspended for not apologizing to mayor

A Hattiesburg police officer is on suspension indefinitely for reportedly refusing to apologize to Mayor Johnny DuPree regarding a traffic incident last week.

Sources both inside and outside HPD tell News Seven that the officer apparently sounded his siren after pulling up behind a car blocking the right-of-way on Hall Avenue . The driver of the car was talking to an occupant of another car that was pulled off on the shoulder of the road. We’re told the occupant of that second car was Mayor DuPree. We’re also told the driver of the car blocking the road pulled onto the shoulder allowing the officer to pass.