Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kingston Frazier update: The deputy in question.

A disgraced former JPD officer was working a security detail at the Kroger on I-55 North when Kingston Frazier was kidnapped on May 18.  Hinds County Deputy Mertis Walker was indicted for extortion when she was a JPD officer in 2002 but her prosecutions ended in mistrials.  It is not known where she was when six year-old Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early that morning.  He was murdered several hours later.


 
Ms. Walker was arrested in 2002 for extortion.  She was allegedly running a loan-sharking operation out of her patrol car.  JPD Police Chief Robert Moore said she would loan people money and then get arrest warrants for the borrower if the loan was not repaid as she apparently confused serving & protecting with serving & collecting.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted her for extortion but two prosecutions ended in mistrials. Circuit Judge Tomie Green dismissed the indictment for a third trial when prosecutors admitted they were not sure they could get a conviction.  However, a federal jury awarded a $500,000 judgment against Ms. Walker and a $150,000 against the city of Jackson to one victim.  The City Council settled the lawsuit for $75,000.  U.S. District Judge Tom Lee reduced the award against Ms. Walker to $500 plus the vig.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis hired her in 2013 and assigned her to a security detail in the Chancery Court building.  However, a roster provided to JJ through a public records request states that she is now assigned to the Work Center.



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

TEN Years of deep shoe-leather enterprise reporting is why JJ is #1!!!

Anonymous said...

So this is the best we can do when we hire LEOs in Hinds County? It's no wonder that the city/county is in the shape it is, the time to solve/avoid personnel issues is in the hiring process.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish is a misnomer, should be BloodHound

Anonymous said...

I don't know this woman, but there is nothing in this report to indicate neglect of duty the day this tragedy took place. And, the main purpose of these off duty officers is to be visible. Unless she was AWOL, this appears to be a moot point.

Anonymous said...

@11:42, thr point isn't moot..its a direct reflection of what Tyrone hired, they were friends and he just hired her back.

She just ran to Chicago and hid was all. These type of Deputies won't be tolerated in the next Administration.

She's been a problem ever since CDS Hired her..

No Leadership at Krogers at all. This wont be the last i vident there.

Justice for Trayvon said...

I know Mertis Walker personally and she is a person of integrity and she NEVER used her position at JPD for extortion. The fact that she was never convicted doesn't mean anything? They never convicted her because their was no evidence and she was being falsely accused. I absolutely hate reading the trash put out on this blog. Kingfish you aught to be ashamed of spreading all of these racist lies and bad information. Mertis and Victor Mason didn't have a thing to do with the child's death so stop dragging them throw the mud!!

Kingfish said...

racist lies?

Anonymous said...

Should be easy enough to pull the data from her cell phone to determine her location at the time of the kidnapping. If she wasn't where she was supposed to be, there's another issue with her stealing her paycheck.

I agree with 11:16, given her history, not hiring this person was an option to the sheriff. You don't have to give a reason as to why you didn't hire somebody...

Anonymous said...

@12:11, are all the News clippings lies? So why did JPD fire her? She went to Chicago for 9 yrs and hid until her friendship with Tyrone hired her back.

So why did the courts settle with racist plaintiffs?

So why in 9 yrs no other LE agency hire her back?



Anonymous said...

I suppose we should all just admit we're RAYCISSS. Evidently the DA thought there was enough evidence to take two swings at this case (there must've been some compelling evidence, otherwise malpractice could be alleged), and consider the jury pool in Hinds County...

And why was the city so quick to settle? Perhaps, there was pressure applied to the witnesses???

Anonymous said...

●●● Spoonner for Sheriff ●●●●



..... You're ALL FIRED ....

Anonymous said...

@ 12:11

You're fired.!.

Anonymous said...

12:11 needs to find new friends, and if this blog is so upsetting, don't read it - not judgin', just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Look at 12:11 everybody..
We have a little Millennial Snowflake..

They don't agree with the facts, so we must be a racist..


●●●● You're fired Stupid ●●●

••••• ● SPOONER FOR SHERIFF ● •••••

Anonymous said...

@12:31
SHUT UP !

YOUR FIRED TOO..

Anonymous said...

@ 12:11
I can tell that you certainly were not an english major.
Seriously, your comments are hard to follow. Try to use some proper grammar.

Anonymous said...

The issue in the boy's death is not who Tyrone hired before the voters fired him. Nor is the issue in the boy's death some drummed up speculation as to her whereabouts the morning in question.

Why isn't The Kingfish, exhaustive and complete correspondent that he is, asking the more serious questions: Where was the mother for that hour? What did she buy? Where was her sack of items and receipt when she left the store? What does a check of her cell phone reveal? None of these questions has been answered.

Anonymous said...

"You don't have to give a reason as to why you didn't hire somebody..."

Oh really? Obviously you've never been the recipient of an EEOC demand for records and statement as to reason for hire and rejections.

Anonymous said...

SPOONER wins 75% of the vote.

Victor you're dumb, in over your big perverted head, and that's a wrap for you and your ass clowns.

The whole entire agency will be cleaned out.

Seriously, starting in 2019, start looking for jobs.

.This message was approved by R.W. Spooner..

Anonymous said...

@12:50

Shut up you're a RASSSISSS TOO..

YOUR FIRED..

Anonymous said...

12:53, yep - I've absolutely run the gauntlet with the EEOC and have a 100% success rate. I also have very strict background requirements that each applicant is required to acknowledge before I begin the selection process, this is explained in painstaking detail with each applicant and they sign an acknowledgment form. There's no telling how much money and bullshit this has saved me over the years.

Anonymous said...

12:59 - at least you can spell it correctly, it's RAYCISSS! And YOU'RE fired!!!

Anonymous said...

JPD dropped the ball if they didn't pull her law enforcement certificate if she had one.

Anonymous said...

Sputnik Spooner?

Anonymous said...

How in the hell is any of this racist?

Anonymous said...

2:42, the department of public safety holds all of those professional certificates, and they should have included the information in her file.

Anonymous said...

@2:42, the Board hardly ever pulls certificates.
That's why LE bounce from agency to agency.

It's unfortunate in this case, but Victors no difference from Tyrone, he's continually hiring his unqualified buddies and making the S.O look bad as a whole.

Anonymous said...

The grapevine said, one of the girls in the Lawsuit hasn't been to work in there months and still on the pay roll.

Looks like Victors doing some internal damage control. I'll pay ya, you don't come to work and you'll drop the case correct?

Good job Victor, Kingfish will expose you for that too.

Anonymous said...

That would be Barnes..
Still on the payroll
Doesn't come to work.

Anonymous said...

1:20....you're full of crap. If you had half a lick of sense you'd know people cannot be required to sign away their legal rights. And you're double full of crap if you think you can't be required by the EEOC to substantiate your reason for not hiring candidate A instead of candidate B. You're full of crap but I've already told you that.

Anonymous said...

4:52 The board does pull certificates. It's up to the agency head to request it. It is as simple as that. Then in order to get a certificate back you have to appeal.

Anonymous said...

@4:52 & @7:02 You two obviously have no idea how often they're pulled & it isn't up to the agency head

Anonymous said...

Certificates are pulled. The board of standards and training will pull them. It is the responsibility of the agency head to request it. I am one and I have done it twice. Thugs wearing badges falls back on the complacency of agencies that are just willing to get rid of the problem and then it gets passed on to someone else. If you are the head of an agency and have some respect from the board it will happen. If it didn't then the board isn't doing their job which I know they do if called upon.

Kathy Walk said...

Shouldn't the story focus be on the young child allegedly killed by three offender. What does the officers personal issues have to do with solving this case.Get a clue and stick with the issues and keep your personal issues that you have against other to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, this story is about the deputy in question.

Anonymous said...

10:16 may be right. And it's Kingfish's latest diversion away from the true path this whole thing is taking, or SHOULD have taken. And that is investigating where the child was actually killed, where the mother was at that hour and why and the other issues involving her story about being at Kroger.

Even a casual viewer of Columbo, Perry and Matlock know the microscope must turn to the mother's hurried story. Otis Campbell could figure this one out.

But, by now, everybody has divvied up the proceeds from the multiple funeralizing accounts and things are back on track at the club.

Anonymous said...

When is Ebony Frazier going to be charged? Her son is dead, possibly three more boys one for sure will be put to death all because she left her son in car with it running and doors unlocked after she had been out partying for her birthday!!!

Joe Reed said...

Its so apparent that the writer of this article is desperately tring to create a mountain from a molehill. You have to ask just 1 question. WHY?
I know for a fact that that officer was not even on duty art the time of the incident. So why is she even a issue. Additionally if the sheriff dept hired he apparently she must be ok with them.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:36, It's simply a reflection of the lack of character and a view of the history of the current deputies that Victor and Tyrone hired.

There's alot more than her as well.

Integrity and accountability is what we need back in Hinds County from all Departments, Judicially and LE.

Anonymous said...

Joe Reed; You can axe Kingfish why he's creating this mountain out of a molehill. He knows damned well the boy was dead before the car arrived at Kroger.

Anonymous said...

@3:49, oh here we go..

Ever heard of a CONFESSION dummy!

If the Deputy had been outside where he supposed to be, maybe he could have deterred this from even happening.

Goes back to accountability, it starts with Mertis Walker NEVER holding the deputies a accountable..

Don't hurt anyones feelings, let's not get anybody fired or written up, everybody just do their own thing and let's hope nothing ever happens.

The SHERIFF'S office is a joke now.

Anonymous said...

Places should hire a drone to hover, record and report at certain high crime parking lots at peak times like holidays, sales, etc.

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