Gulfport Mayor responds to police shooting controversy

110 views – WXXV Staff – 2022-10-26 14:26:04

Mayor Billy Hewes is taking to social media to defend Gulfport Chief Adam Cooper and address controversy surrounding the deadly officer-involved shooting that happened on October 6th.

In a posted to the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Hewes expresses his heartbreak over the loss the family of 15-year-old Jaheim McMillan is experiencing.

He also defended members of the Gulfport Police Department from what he says are attacks from people on social media and other media platforms while also calling Chief Cooper “a man of great integrity, honesty, and…

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