Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Coroner: Homicide in Robinson Death

Update: Family has retained Sweet & Associates.  

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart ruled that the death of 61 year-old George Robinson was a homicide.

JPD Chief James Davis said last week that  SWAT team members and K-9 unit searched a house on Jones Street looking for a suspect in the murder of Pastor Anthony Longino.  Witnesses said police struck Robinson in the head with a flashlight. Family members told WAPT that UMMC doctors said Robinson died of head trauma.  Chief Davis said he initiated an investigation due to the social media comments.  No one has filed a complaint over the incident.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement:

Following the Hinds County Coroner’s report, the officers involved in the arrest of Mr. George Robinson were immediately placed on administrative leave. This follows an ongoing investigation initiated by the City of Jackson in response to allegations made by community members present during Mr. Robinson’s arrest. The results of the investigation concerning Mr. Robinson’s death will be presented before a Hinds County grand jury. In the full spirit of transparency, the administration will continue to be communicative with the public throughout this process and we ask the citizens of Jackson to hold the family of Mr. George Robinson in their prayers.


Anonymous said...

Don't get all excited. "Homicide" DOES NOT necessarily mean "murder."

StarRider said...

And if the LEO involved went over the line he/she should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Anonymous said...

Going to be tough for JPD. Blow to the head is essentially use of deadly force. On the face of the situation, if there was only misdemeanor offense, someone(s) is going to be in hot water in Civil court if not Criminal.

Anonymous said...

Possibly Tomie Green will give a blessing.

Seriously though, really hate this happened. Has it been shared whether the deceased was being combative/obstructing the investigation?

Is it bad that I hope this was a black officer, and not white officer who used the billy club? Just don't want to see the "white racist cop" stereotype strengthened.

Anonymous said...

4:36 PM: If it were, bets are you would already be hearing about it. Since you are not, we can assume we know the answer. I may be wrong, but given the nature of media, silence is the answer.

Anonymous said...

Carlos Moore is on his way to Jackson to find some kind of heir!

Anonymous said...

Had it been a white officer, it would be the lead story on NBC Nightly News-

Anonymous said...

The posters here should be happy to know that Jackson has not released the names of the suspected officers. What a relief!

Anonymous said...

Chalk this one up to the original murderers murdering, shit happens when men have to go do man things.

Anonymous said...

In the interest of stellar 'shadow writing', the following phrases are noted: "Community Members", "Full Spirit Of Transparency" and "We Will Be Communicative".

Left out of the memo is, "We expect that a throw-down piece will surface in this here continuing investigative matter".

Anonymous said...

The coroner is not a medical doctor. Her opinion is useless...except for headlines.

Anonymous said...

May not be relevant but George went to Parchman for killing a man himself

Anonymous said...

January 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM


Anonymous said...

I don't believe the police went in and hit the guy in the head. Mr Robinson must have attacked the officers. And why they search Mr Robinson's house. More to this story.

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