Jackson Jail Death Ruled Over-dose
At the request of officials of the Jackson Police Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) investigated the death of a man at the Jackson jail. As a result of the investigation, it has been ruled he died of fatal cardiac arrhythmia caused by acute cocaine toxicity.
On October 11, Jamaal Mallard, 29, of 2405 Courtview Street in Jackson died in a holding cell at the Jackson Police Department.
As a matter of standard procedure, the case file will be turned over to the Hinds County District Attorney.
JJ reported on October 11:
PD discovered a man dead in a holding cell this morning at approximately 6:00 AM. JPD Chief Lee Vance announced the death of Jamaal Mallard at a press conference today while flanked by Mayor Tony Yarber and other city officials. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will investigate his death. Mallard was 29 years old.
Chief Vance said JPD received a call late last night that a man was stealing a lawnmower on Corkview. Police arrived and saw a black man pushing a lawnmower down the street. Police chased Mallard but he escaped. Police later went to his residence and found him sleeping. They arrested and booked him into the JPD holding facility downtown at 3:43.
Chief Vance said there was no struggle with Mallard during the arrest or booking. JPD charged him with petit larceny. Chief Vance said there were no signs of physical trauma on his body. He said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations will investigate his death. Earlier post.