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Jonesboro Sun reporter resigns amid conflict with police chief

By Lisa Burnett

This article was published August 20, 2014 at 4:37 p.m.

The Jonesboro Sun says that one of its reporters resigned Monday after a “tense months-long relationship” with the Jonesboro police chief.

The newspaper reported Wednesday that Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates on Aug. 3 started posting comments on his Facebook page about police reporter Sunshine Crump.

The comments addressed Crump’s character and abilities as a reporter.

In Crump’s resignation letter, she states “The level of stress and anxiety created by a public official who commands a small army, and who targets someone in such a manner for First Amendment protected activities is hard to measure," the Sun reported.

The full, subscriber story is available at www.jonesborosun.com.

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RonalFos says... August 21, 2014 at 6:56 a.m.

Apparently Internet bullying is ok if you are the Police Chief.

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