Tuesday, January 29, 2019

JPD Discusses Robinson Investigation

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement yesterday. 


 


It is the mission of this administration to be honest, open, and fair with our citizens. It is out of this sense of duty to our citizens that the City of Jackson initiated its own investigation after becoming aware of the serious accusations made against the arresting officers in this case by members of the community. In the time since the City opened its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Robinson’s arrest and death, I have been requested to release the names of the arresting officers per the terms of the executive order to release the names of officers involved in shootings.

Please note that because this is not an officer involved shooting, the names of the investigating officers will be withheld for now. In an officer involved shooting there is not a debate concerning whether or not an officer discharged his or her weapon. However, in this instance there are conflicting accounts of the actual incident itself. Accordingly, we must delay our decision as to whether or not the officers’ names will be released until after the Internal Affairs investigation has concluded. It is of the utmost importance that we allow due process to take its course in this case.

Therefore, I am reconvening the Officer ID Task Force to address whether we amend our Executive Order to include the revealing of officers’ names in cases of the potential use of excessive force. I am also issuing an amendment to the executive order to include the establishment of a closed review panel which will determine whether exigent circumstances, such as a credible threat, exist that would prevent the release of officers’ names.” We will continue to honor our commitment to be forthcoming as this investigation moves forward.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The deceased was video tape at The Mustang Club before he went to the hospital. What's up with that? Oh. Never mind, I know what's up with that.

Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter, when will these hateful white suprema...oh wait. shoot.

Anonymous said...

"We will adjust our policy depending on the direction of the wind. When we have determined the winds direction and the force it exerts we will make such policy adjustments as necessary under the circumstances. Rest assured that the administration of this great city remains committed to the principles of openness and honesty and will be as open and honest as the community demands. Free the land"

Anonymous said...

Mayor "make the rules up as I go" Lumumba.

Cynical Sam said...

Where are the race-baiting righteous reverends Jackson and not-too-Sharpton? I guess there is no money to be made.

Anonymous said...

In his short time Antar has proven to be the worse Mayor in Jackson's history. He makes Harvey Johnson look like a veritable administrative sprinter making decisions at break-neck speed.

Anonymous said...

What an idget!

Anonymous said...

Just curious, who conducted the investigation on behalf of the city if it was independent of JPD? Does the city have its own investigative unit?

Louis LeFleur said...

Other Mr. Robinson's death, which is tragic under any circumstances (including while enjoying himself at a pay-by-the-hour motel), this is really comical. The man is arrested, booked, released, then drives himself apparently directly to the Mustang Motel where he is [anonymously] videoed "interacting with many visitors" [may not be a direct quote], then some three hours later someone calls 911 because he has been injured.

AND.THE.FAMILY.SAYS.HE.DIED.FROM.INJURIES.INFLICTED.BY.THE.POLICE.

Did I miss something?

Anonymous said...

"THE MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT IS AN ORGANIZATION OF AFRIKANS IN AMERICA/NEW AFRIKANS WHOSE MISSION IS TO DEFEND THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OUR PEOPLE AND PROMOTE SELF-DETERMINATION IN OUR COMMUNITY.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE COLLECTIVE INSTITUTIONS OF WHITE-SUPREMACY, PATRIARCHY AND CAPITALISM HAVE BEEN AT THE ROOT OF OUR PEOPLE’S OPPRESSION.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT COMMUNITY CONTROL AND WITHOUT THE POWER TO DETERMINE OUR OWN LIVES, WE WILL CONTINUE TO FALL VICTIM TO GENOCIDE.
THEREFORE, WE SEEK TO HEIGHTEN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT SELF-DETERMINATION AS A HUMAN RIGHT AND A SOLUTION TO OUR COLONIZATION. WHILE ORGANIZING AROUND OUR PRINCIPLES OF UNITY, WE ARE BUILDING A NETWORK OF BLACK/NEW AFRIKAN ACTIVISTS AND ORGANIZERS COMMITTED TO THE PROTRACTED STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE NEW AFRIKAN NATION – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!"

Anonymous said...

"it is of the utmost importance that we allow due process to take it's course in this case". After this case, we'll have some new rules in place so that we can skip this due process stuff and bring the police down where they belong! Eventually we'll have the Peoples Police Force, the PPF.

Anonymous said...

From the JFP on this matter:

After the press briefing Monday, for instance, the Jackson Free Press asked for a copy of the executive order mentioned in Lumumba’s statement, as well as the date of the executive order Lumumba signed on officer ID to use for this story, but City spokeswoman Candice Cole responded, “Please submit a FOIA request through the City Clerk’s Office for a response to your query.”

Chuckway and his minions are giving Donner and her minions the typical responses. I thought they had nothing but a love and respect relationship.

Anonymous said...

So....not going to release the name of the POPO because it wasn't an "Officer involved shooting" but rather an "Officer involved beating"? Can you hear the Mayor saying "We aren't going to reveal the name of the Officer involved in the beating, as some witnesses claim the officer used his nightstick and the crime happened in the daytime." on the next one? I can.

NEXT!

Anonymous said...

This may be a dumb question but is the Mustang Motel kind of a ghetto version of the Mustang Ranch....asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Wait? What? There are still hourly-motels around? Do they take cash?

Louis LeFleur said...

1/29 @ 6:58, the Mustang Motel is a pay-by-the-hour "motel", one of several such facilities near the intersection of Northside Drive and Medgar Evers Blvd or Hwy 49. At least there used to be several. I haven't been in that area in quite a while. So, it's not like a bordello, but it is "rumored" that one can find what one wants in such places, or at least in the surrounding area, and then if one needs a room... well, you get the idea. News stories say Robinson's girlfriend was "staying" there. To my knowledge, no one "stays" in such places in the traditional sense of the word.

Anonymous said...

9:39 - you can ask Rusty Barnes - he knows...

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