MS: Three cops indicted in taser torture/killing

Source: United Press International

“Three former [sic] Jackson police officers have been indicted for homicide over the New Year’s Eve death of a 41-year-old [b]lack man in their custody. During a press conference Wednesday, Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens announced that a grand jury returned an indictment last week charging former [sic] officers Avery Willis and Kenya McCarty with second-degree murder and former [sic] officer James Land with manslaughter for the death of Keith Murriel. Murriel was killed Dec. 31 during what Jackson police initially said was an ‘medical emergency’ … Footage from police-worn body cameras of that night was released Wednesday showing officers tackle Murriel to the ground where he is tased multiple times. Attorneys have said in a lawsuit filed against the officers that their client was shocked 80 times.” (05/25/23)