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Thu May 25, 2023, 05:27 PM

3 former Jackson Police Department officers charged with homicide in death of Keith Murriel

Source: ABC News

Three former Jackson Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury last week on homicide charges in the death of Keith Murriel, a Mississippi man who died in police custody on Dec. 31, 2022.

Hinds County District Attorney Jody E. Owens, II, announced the charges against former officers Kenya McCarty, Avery Willis and James Land in a press conference on Wednesday.

“All three officers have been indicted for homicide,” Owens said. “The District Attorney's office would like to acknowledge the brave actions of the entire Jackson Police Department. And we do not think the actions of a few represent the bravery of so many.”

Owens said that McCarty and Willis were each charged with second-degree murder, while Land was charged with manslaughter.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/3-former-jackson-police-department-officers-charged-homicide/story?id=99597702

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