As we get closer and closer to the mayoral primary election in Meridian, crime is a concern that remains front and center.
On this weekend's "On the Record" with John Johnson, Democratic candidate Percy Bland sits down with John to share his concerns about the city's recent string of armed robberies and shootings. Bland also shares the number one problem he says needs to be dealt with.
"I think one of the main things is leadership in the area of the police department has been lacking," he says. "Because we have had so much inconsistency and so much turnover in the position of chief that it's a concern of a leader. The mayor of that city brings that consistency."
On the Record airs Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on WTOK-TV.