Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dirty cop running for constable in Hinds County.

Looks like we have a dirty cop running for Constable in Hinds County District 4. I should include "former" in that description as he was indicted for extortion and cut a plea deal reducing it to two counts of petit larceny in 1994.

The Hinds County District Attorney indicted then-Jackson Police Officer Leon Jones with three counts of extortion. The cop was accused by of extorting money from several people during traffic stops. The Clarion-Ledger reported on May 15, 1994 Deputy Chief Michael Vitt said "two men filed a complaint about a traffic stop in the Bailey Avenue area." Mr. Jones was arrested for conspiracy to commit extortion and posted a $5,000. Oddly enough, his lawyer, Isaac Byrd, bragged he would be exonerated. The indictment was not given to the Sheriff until August 1994.

Mr. Jones pled guilty to one count of petit larceny on November 14, 1995. Hinds County Circuit Judge Robert Gibbs sentenced him to 90 days in jail but suspended it, placed him on unsupervised probation for 90 days, and ordered him to make restitution of $107. Robert Taylor of Keith Shelton fame was the prosecutor. Judge Tomie Green entered an order of dismissal for the case in 2005.







19 comments:

Rebrand This! ... feat Leon 'Shake 'em Down' Jones said...

Like his campaign lit professes Leon has a documented history of being proactive on the job.

Hinds County ... A World of Difference!

Anonymous said...

People should look into the dirty constable we already have in Hinds County, JERRY MOORE. He has been caught numerous times on camera. He has also been demoted recently in JPD.

Anonymous said...

May want to check and see if Mr. Jones is still a "certified" law enforcement official.

Anonymous said...

should be a good fit--

Anonymous said...

I would like to know Mr. Jones side of this story.

MEOPLE said...

how does judge green not get held under review for some of her blatantly racial favoring...

Anonymous said...

After the current constable John Lewis got with Chokwe and endorsed Tyrone for Sheriff, whats the difference between the 2? Lewis is just as sorry as Jones is.

KaptKangaroo said...

Is there anything in the statutes that prevents someone from running for public office if they plead/found guilty of a crime?

THAT would be a useful law coming out of the legislature.

Anonymous said...

He will fit in with the rest of the elected crooks of county . People vote just based on color . I hope people wake up on Hinds soon .

Anonymous said...

12:51 - I guess Mr. Jones' side of the story was told when he "PLEADED GUILTY" after the JPD Internal Affairs case was presented to the Grand Jury and the Grand Jury indicted him for three felonies.

I'd like to hear the victim's side of the story. To hell with what a dirty cop has to say as an excuse for his actions.

Anonymous said...

are the people in Hinds County so stupid to elect this person? scratch that, we have tyrone 'take back the crumoonity', 'make hinds county a safe place to cook' lewis, choke-me and kenny 'lemme fix you a ba-ba-q and buy some skoo supply' stokes. and now my house in clinton is not worth what i owe, so i am stuck like the others

Anonymous said...

If experience is an indicator then the answer would be Yes.

Hinds voters have also proven to be fond of voting for pretend cops.

Anonymous said...

Of course man look at stokes how did he get elected .

Kingfish said...

Stokes got elected because enough people in the Byram area that were voting for Mac said to hell with George and Doug. George lost and Doug nearly got beat. That is not a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

Check out the WLBT story- looks like he won't be running after all. He doesn't live in district and has been removed from the ballot.

Anonymous said...

KF - Byram is in District 4; not George Smith/Kenny Stokes district 5. Terry folks might be friends with Byram folks, and therefore voted against George, but even in Hinds County, don't think we let the people in Byram vote in the Smith/Stokes race.

Anonymous said...

Byram is split between District 4 and District 5. Old Byram (OB) is in District 5.

Anonymous said...

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F3/376/481/597640/

Anonymous said...

http://picayuneitem.com/statenews/x1293917521/JPD-investigates-5-officers-after-shop-incident/print

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