Lexington, Mississippi police, city sued over violating civil rights

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – USA TODAY – 2022-08-16 15:07:02

A small Mississippi city and its department are being sued weeks after the police chief was fired after bragging about shooting and killing people in a racist and homophobic rant.

Five Black Mississippians have filed a federal  requesting a restraining order against the Lexington Police Department to prevent officers from infringing upon citizens’ constitutional rights, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY. 

The lawsuit, filed by civil-rights law firm JULIAN, is intended to stop law enforcement in Lexington from “threatening, coercing, harassing,…

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