Thursday, May 25, 2023


The indictments for former JPD officers Kenya McCarty and James Land are posted below.  The indictments state: 

on, about and between the 2ⁿᵈ day of January, 2023, in the county aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of this Court, the said defendant being a female human being above the age of eighteen (18) years, did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously, without any premeditated design to effect the death of Keith Murriel, kill Keith Murriel, a male human being, without the authority of law by any means or in any manner during the commission of an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved heart, regardless of human life; to-wit: Kenya McCarty, while serving as a City of Jackson Police Officer and/or while acting in concert and/or aiding, assisting or encouraging City of Jackson Police Officer Avery Willis and/or City of Jackson Police Officer James Land, used physical force on Keith Murriel, causing Keith Murriel's death, which included jolting Keith Murriel with electricity, multiple times, with a police issued tazer, assisted in the jolting of Keith Murriel with electricity, multiple times, with a police issued tazer and placing Keith Murriel in a patrol car in an unsafe manner, all acts, whether occurring individually and/or cumulatively, that were eminently dangerous to Keith Murriel and evincing a depraved heart, regardless of human life, all occurring within the jurisdiction of this court and in violation of Section 97-3-19(1)(b), Mississippi Code Annotated (1972, as amended).

The defendants have not been arraigned.


Anonymous said...

So what are they saying in plain talk? Lawyereeze is hard to follow!

Anonymous said...

It took 4 months for the city to find someone competent enough to write that letter.

Anonymous said...

1259 it says "we, the leaders of Jackson, Mississippi, hate police and will do everything in our power to stop them from enforcing the law."

Anonymous said...

Resisting arrest often incurs force, injury and harmful consequences. Other than injecting the suspect with a disabling drug, what are cops supposed to do with such an arrest resistant animal?

If prosecutors and courts want kindergarten handling, give cops softer but effective tools! Tazer shock is taught and provided them as a solution, so they use it.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen an update on the mayor's "strategic plan" for the city? Wondering when he expects the safe neighborhoods to come into play and how the integrated infrastructure plan is coming along... Haven't heard much on our progress towards Goal 1-D of Carbon Neutrality in a while LOL. All talk. I'm sure he'll blame Covid and lack of funding but a lot of the timelines he disclosed were from 2017-2020 so we should be pretty far along by now... especially with that big Siemens settlement he likes to brag about!

Anonymous said...

I guess this shut the “why can’t they just taser them” crowd up.

Anonymous said...

If you are a police officer in Jackistan please take note, you are one incident away from possibly going to jail for many years. All those officers who can leave have already left or trying to leave. Those that stay should be very careful anytime they have to use force to make an arrest.

Anonymous said...

The tasing went from 80 to 52. Lots of fuzzy math, which progressives are very good at.

Anonymous said...

Every time the trigger is pulled on a taser the data is recorded, saved, and is downloadable to a computer. If they pulled the trigger that many times the data will show it, if not the lawyers will have some explaining to do.

Anonymous said...

Was the suspect on drugs? Can we get the tox report?

Anonymous said...

Who else remembers when cops lobbied HARD in favor of tasers because — they said — tasers would be used instead of lethal force?

Maggy Howerd said...

All you've seen so far, regarding taser activity, it the estimate provided by the experts over at WLBT. I'm seriously doubting WLBT will be called to testify as to their accuracy.

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