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Wed Jul 15, 2015, 08:39 AM

FBI aiding inquiry of man's death after police encounter

Source: Associated Press

FBI aiding inquiry of man's death after police encounter

Jeff Amy, Associated Press

Updated 4:15 am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015

STONEWALL, Miss. (AP) — Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that it is too soon to discuss how Jonathan Sanders died on the night of July 8 while he was exercising a horse on a two-wheeled buggy.

But local officials told a community meeting in Stonewall on Tuesday that the state and the FBI could hold a news conference in coming days to fill in some of the gaps in the official account Sanders' death.

. . .

Mitchell said the case would be presented to a Clarke County grand jury, possibly as early as September, but maybe later. He said he has presented fewer than 15 cases involving a death caused by law enforcement to a grand jury during his 28 years as district attorney of four counties, and can't recall an officer ever being indicted.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/FBI-aiding-inquiry-of-man-s-death-after-police-6385487.php



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White Mississippi cop accused of choking Jonathan Sanders to death
By Wills Robinson For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:05 EST, 10 July 2015 | Updated: 00:52 EST, 11 July 2015


A white police has been accused of choking father-of-two Jonathan Sanders (pictured) to death with a flashlight after he dragged him off one of his horses in Stonewall, Mississippi

As Harrington pinned him down in the ensuing struggle, Sanders is believed to have told the officer: 'Let me go. I can't breathe'.

Harrington and a medic who was called to the scene both gave Sanders CPR, but he died a short time later. Charita Kennedy, his girlfriend, claims his family were not allowed to see the body when it was transferred to hospital.

The alleged incident has striking similarities to that of cigarette seller Eric Garner, who died after a cop put him in a chokehold in Staten Island, New York.

- See more at: http://www.bostonnewstime.com/regional/111272-white-mississippi-cop-accused-of-choking-jonathan-sanders-to-death.html#sthash.flte9OUa.dpuf

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 09:38 AM

1. I am ashamed and angry

at my country.

Why is this allowed to continue ???

I am so sorry you were murdered.

Condolences to your family and friends.

I hope they find peace and get justice.

RIP

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 11:28 AM

2. The question isn't why are there so many angry young black males. The question should ...

be: why aren't there thousands more.

And it seems to me that cops are killing more and more productive and successful middle aged black males.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 09:33 PM

3. Guardian: Unarmed Mississippi man died after 20-minute police chokehold, witnesses say

Unarmed Mississippi man died after 20-minute police chokehold, witnesses say

Attorneys for family of Jonathan Sanders say state medical examiners found he died through homicide by manual asphyxiation

Jon Swaine in New York
@jonswaine
Wednesday 15 July 2015 14.27 EDT

Witnesses have told Mississippi state investigators that an unarmed black man died after being kept in a chokehold by a police officer for more than 20 minutes and denied CPR, according to his family’s attorneys, who said an autopsy confirmed he was fatally strangled.

State medical examiners provisionally found Jonathan Sanders died through homicide by manual asphyxiation, according to attorneys Chokwe Lumumba and CJ Lawrence.
Sanders, who was 39, repeatedly told Stonewall police officer Kevin Herrington “I can’t breathe”, according to one witness.

According to the attorneys, one witness alleged that Herrington said he was “going to get that nigger” seconds before confronting Sanders in Stonewall on the night of 8 July, and several said the officer was the aggressor. Police have described the encounter as “a fight”.

. . .

The attorneys are requesting that a special prosecutor take over the case, citing remarks at a town hall meeting on Tuesday by Clarke County’s district attorney, Bilbo Mitchell, that he had handled 15 cases of killings by police during his career and none had resulted in an officer being indicted.

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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/15/jonathan-sanders-mississppi-chokehold?CMP=share_btn_tw

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