Monday, February 13, 2017

JPD officer fired for striking suspect

JPD issued the following statement.


On Sunday, February 12, 2017, a cell phone video surfaced of a Jackson Police Officer striking an unidentified handcuffed suspect. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Upon receipt of the video, Chief Lee Vance immediately initiated an Internal Affairs investigation into the matter for violation of policies and procedures.

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the investigation was completed, and the findings were presented to Chief Vance. The findings revealed violations of policies and procedures. The officer, identified as former JPD Officer Justin Roberts, was terminated by Chief Vance as a result of this incident.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Fish could you post the video?

Kingfish said...

I would if I had it

Anonymous said...

I have seen the video and the cop was simply restraining an out of control perp. He should be getting a raise instead of firing him!!!!

Anonymous said...

That officer should use this video as he applies at a suburban police force. He's showing great restraint in not shooting down the perp, who is obviously resisting arrest. If I'm a police officer in South Jackson, I'd assume everyone was armed and ready to shoot...

Anonymous said...

Haven't the people of Jackson learned that the laws in Jackson are made for the CRIMINALS!!!!!!

That's why the GOD fearing and LAW ABIDING citizens are leaving the city of Jackson.

These COPS hand are tied up and can't do any thing in Jackson to protect the innocent!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If he isn't properly using his training and couldn't restrain someone that's already handcuffed why should he not be fired? Let that had been one of the you people commenting kids getting kicked in the chest while handcuffed and then come back and leave the same comments.

Anonymous said...

This is Bulls**t and Horses**t! This police officer was just try to arrest the perp who was not complying. These black thugs are to stupid to comply with anyone. That's why they have no job & are destroying the black neighborhoods. This is Kenfu Stokes & Bennie Thompson part of town. They love letting these crimerals run loose!

Anonymous said...

Kinfish you brag how great Lee Vance is. Your dead wrong! Lee Vance is a appeaser.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if the officer had been white...we'd have a completely different story at hand.

Anonymous said...

He just lost it! Sorry this happened, I don't condone it, but shit happens. Maybe he had flashbacks kicking his kids ass!!! I bet they said , "my daddy don't play".

You Ain't Got Me On Video Is You?.. said...

You don't restrain a cuffed suspect with a knee to the gut and another to the thigh. How difficult is that to understand? Sure, we'd all like to whip hell out of a few of them with regularity, but it is what it is when its clearly on video.

I disagree with the newsreader, though, who says it will be handled as a personal issue. Maybe a personnel issue?

And yes, if the officer had been white, Jerry Mitchell would have split his britches getting to the typewriter! We would have a front page Ledger revisit of the Emmitt Till situation as well as the black guy run over with the truck four years ago. Mitchell would be overcome with multiple orgasms.

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys the Cop was wrong, and he got fired. As far as him getting a job in the surrounding area, if I was doing the hiring I wouldn't want the potential liability issues this kind of behavior presents.

Anonymous said...

The person was in handcuffs. The officer was simply wrong on all his actions. The officer can be charged with assault. By his actions.

Anonymous said...

It looked a movie set. Cameras in the hand of everyone. I guess they are doing a project for school. For the life of me, I don't know why anyone would want to be a law enforcement officer in the cesspool we call the capital city. You can't get respect from your boss or the community.

Johnny Weir said...

Very cogent(convincing) answer 7:25 PM. Lee Vance has turned Jackson into another St. Louis (the police are fearful of the black lives matter manta).

Anonymous said...

Frustration...., I understand, but now comes the legal action on behalf of the bad guy. Chief Vance might have headed this one off!
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Anonymous said...

The Chief is responsible for the actions of all his officers. These officers are being put on the street with very poor training.

Anonymous said...

The man who was arrested actually called the police for help because his car was being repossessed. The tow truck driver was towing it terribly and messing up his car. The guy actually tried to get in the car and drive it off the tow truck. Then it fell off the back of the tow truck and landed with a terrible thud.He was irate!!!! When the police arrived I think they misunderstood what was going on because they started beating and arresting the guy that called the police. It was terrible and funny and terrible.

Anonymous said...

What does it take for some of these Neanderthals who post comments here to understand that camera phones have changed the landscape? No matter how much you may love police and hate "black thugs" it will not
change the liability a department faces when police officers are caught on camera violating department policy to hurt people in custody. There are thousands and thousands of lawyers out there who will sue Jesus Christ if they catch him on camera beating a person in custody. Vance will only look stupid trying to defend a crazy cop and cost the city money it cannot afford to lose. Police must be trained to understand that they are ALWAYS on camera and must act accordingly.

Anonymous said...

At 9:50 If what you say is true and the car was being legally repossessed, the driver should be put in jail for his lack of self control. His ridiculous way of handling the repo could have gotten someone hurt or killed. It was his bad decision not to pay for the car. Then he continues to escalate his rage after he is handcuffed and continued to resist until the officer loses his patience and ends up losing his job.

The officer screwed up, he is trying to make it through a 12 hour shift of this kind of $hit and expected to have emotions like a robot. All the arrested had to do was comply with a lawful order, but no he had to shine his ass for the camera. He is still resisting after he is put in the car, look at his foot hooked under the door.

Anonymous said...

Camera phones are also changing the landscape for sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits. The good ole boys who think Trump's grabbing p----y is okay had better make sure their victims' phones are turned off. The camera does not lie and videos are leveling the playing field.

High Drama.. said...

'A terrible thud', huh. What drama...

Anonymous said...

Should have used the Taser instead of swinging at him.

Kingfish said...

(Spoken in that movie guy voice) yes, the suspect could've been cut during the arrest or scraped his skin on something. That injury could have become infected and he could have become very ill or he could have DIED!!!!

noel said...

We need the video of him driving the car off the tow truck! Post it up!

Fan Of The Lieutenant.. said...

That's NOT what we 'need', Noel. What we NEED is a contract with Lieutenant Graham to conduct some training classes for these guys.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or are the comments on this site becoming more and more pre-1964ish?

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty b.s. excessive force claim. I represent citizens alleging excessive force and this ain't it. The suspect was clearly still resisting and fighting the officer. The officer simply subdued him with "less than lethal means". If he had punched him in the face? yeah. Kneeing in the stomach to subdue?? Not excessive force.

Anonymous said...

What is needed is for police officers to learn and practice de-escalation in the field. Some people skills and some training could have helped in this situation. What if it was you out there yelling and carrying on because something happened to you and you didn't take it too well? Would you want the cop to knee you in the gut and slam you up against the wall because he didn't like your reaction? I've seen good cops de-escalate situations far more dire than this one. And yes these comments have been getting a little 1800 to 1960s on this site. I bet all of you think you are gentlemen and good Christians. Get some decency folks.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or are the comments on this site becoming more and more pre-1964ish?

It is just you living in the past.

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