MS official defends state agency pursuits in Jackson

101 views – Mississippi – 2022-10-02 07:24:32

Amid backlash over the fatal shooting of a Mississippi man, the state’s top law enforcement official said officers of a special unit in the capital city of Jackson will not change the way they pursue suspects.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell met with community members following a spate of recent shootings involving the Capitol Police, a unit that patrols areas around state government buildings and other neighborhoods near downtown Jackson.

“Anytime there is a loss of life, it’s tragic,” Tindell said Thursday night at a Jackson church. “But…

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