Thursday, May 21, 2020

Arrest? What arrest? (Video)

Mayor Shows up at Ross's Press Conference, accuses attorney of taking advantage of family

Attorney Lisa Ross issued the following statement.

On May 21, 2020 at 6 p.m., Jonvonda Fields and Eric M cCoy, the parents of Jordan McCoy, will  appear in front of the Jackson City Hall to demand Mayor Chowke Lumumba publicly apologize to them  and all residents of the City of Jackson for  falsely reporting an arrest had been made in the  murder investigation of their son's deat h .  Jordan McCoy was murdered while sleeping in his bed  at Berwood Apartment on April 6, 2020 and his 6-year-old brother was injured .

Jonvonda Fields and Eric McCoy have been anxiously awaiting news about the arrest of the individual or the individuals who took their son' s life.

When Mayor Chowke Lumumba informed the press yesterday that Jordan M cCoy' s murderer had been arrested, Jonvonda Fields and Eric McCoy were overcome with joy.

This morning after speaking to  Mayor Lumumba, the parents' hope was dashed.  The Mayor informed them no arrest has been made.

Kingfish note: Mayor Lumumba and JPD Police Chief showed up at the press conference and told the media he misspoke.  He said there was a person arrested in another case who is a person of interest in this case.  The Mayor said something about people taking advantage of their grief as well.

This is the news story that started it all.


Anonymous said...

Mayor Lumumba and JPD Police Chief = Dumb & Dumber

Anonymous said...

he misspoke because he was more worried about the soundbite than the families

this is completely irresponsible

Anonymous said...

How in the hell did Lamumbalot get that wrong? Superb example of an Unconscious Incompetent.

Anonymous said...

People are surprised by the dumb things said by a mayor with no experience or qualifications to be mayor? Why?

Anonymous said...

this woman is where william kunstler meets malcolm x. all she is doing is trying to persuade potential jurors for her upcoming civil lawsuit against the city , to hand her a couple of million. this self promoting grandstanding is all about money and nothing else. please understand ms ross is not a law enforcement officer, not a district attorney, not a united states attorney, not the governor, not the attorney general. she is just one more hustler out to get something for nothing through legalized extortion via the civil justice system.

Anonymous said...

“legalized extortion via the civil justice system.” Right. That is, until one of your loved ones is take by someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct.

Anonymous said...

Just a few observations:

Lisa Ross is a class act !
I like that Lady!

The "Mayor" looks more clueless every day.

This Jackson Police "Chief" is a funny dude.
He seems to be only a 'yes man' for the lil' Mayor.

I do like his four gold stars.


But a JPD Chief ain't a US Army General.

Anonymous said...

Lock and load.

Anonymous said...

Well the mayor plays right into the hands of Ms. Ross. There probably will be no perpetrator ever caught unless some scumbag gets into so much hot water that he needs to cut a deal with the cops and decides to turn up the shooter. There is no money anyway unless Ross can turn the tables on a new perp... the City of Jackson. With the help of the media she's off and running, Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

The mayor made a mistake and had the balls to show up and admit it. Good for him. Move along.

Anonymous said...

Chief Davis is nothing more than a straw man of mayor dumbo. Should not have fired McGowan from jpd... He wasn't the right skin color. Oh well good job lubumbo... you misspoke again much like you did on the Siemens water lawsuit. My gosh your a complete idiot. I can't believe your actually a neighbor of mine a few houses down. People told me you were an empty suit... but this is of a whole different level.

Anonymous said...

When I began practicing decades ago, you could not convince me that anything remotely like this fiasco would be possible. Or that the lady in a t-shirt rambling on inarticulately is an attorney. Or that a mayor would run out to counter the show.
Damned sad state of affairs, glad to be about done with it.

Anonymous said...

Close the zoo!

Anonymous said...

God help us.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Last time Lisa Ross did this and went on a “media day” of local bloggers, the suspect killed himself and you didn’t hear a peep out of her afterwards. Lisa is a glorified Ambulance Chaser with a poor record and even poorer ethics. It’s shameful.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to disagree but this attorney's record is amazing in civil and employment cases. Underestimating her only costs you more in legal fees and jury awards .

Anonymous said...

I have practiced law for 3 1/2 decades and lived in MS for much longer and loved it. What I have not liked is the lack of healthy, public discourse in the past 15 years. Ms. Ross's press conference is an example of what is needed. She seeks to expose poor handling of a tragedy. Good for her and good for Mississippi.
I do not know Ms. Ross, her clients or anyone associated with the situation.
The mayor is being held accountable. This is part of the role of journalism. This is where the Clarion-Ledger fails.
Ms. Ross is exposing a problem. Thank you, Ms. Ross, for using the first amendment in a positive, healthy fashion.
The police chief and the mayor should stand down. Their attacks of Ms. Ross make them appear ill-suited for public service. If you serve the public, don't whine and blame others.

Anonymous said...

Why is it the cities fault the kid got killed? Are they wanting to sue the city because the mayor misspoke about a potential perp being arrested? I'm failing to find where the city is negligent & liable here.

Anonymous said...

8:14 Right on. Isn't that what we hire lawyers for? To call press conferences. Or was that politicians? Kenyy Stokes HELP!

Anonymous said...

I,m sure the shooter will be caught, what I don't like when he is caught a judge will let him go.
I will say this, YOU GOT WHAT YOU VOTED FOR !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa's been reading the Carlos Moore book of law practice (with a forward by K. Stokes). All publicity is good publicity. It works around here.

Anonymous said...

8:17 it’s because the Mayor tried to grandstand for political purposes. He should have kept his f**king mouth shut on an active investigation until there is damn good evidence that won’t have the matter backhanded into his face. Even then, he should shut up and let his department heads do the talking. Lamumbalot is a micromanaging imbecile.

Anonymous said...

"When I began practicing decades ago, you could not convince me that anything remotely like this fiasco would be possible. Or that the lady in a t-shirt rambling on inarticulately is an attorney. Or that a mayor would run out to counter the show.

Damned sad state of affairs, glad to be about done with it."

Same here May 21, 2020 at 8:30 PM.

Can you imagine former Mayors like Allen Thompson, Russell Davis, Dale Danks and Kane Ditto EVER interrupting any press conference.

My Gawd, Jackson's current leadership is no longer even third world caliber.

It's fourth world level.

Anonymous said...

Why would Mayor Lumumba claim there’d been an arrest without anyone actually arrested? Why would Attorney Ross hold a press conference asking for a public apology?

What am I missing here?

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