Part 2 – Family shut out as secrecy clouds Coast police killing. ‘I feel like my hands are tied.’
June 2, 2021
“I think when you take a person’s life, you owe the family at the very least that much: you owe the family a very basic explanation of what led to this death.” The family of a Black U.S. Army veteran killed by Gulfport police feel his case would have been treated differently if there was video. But no bystanders recorded, and the officer’s body cam wasn’t turned on. So how do things play out when someone is killed by law enforcement in Mississippi? It can be mysterious and complicated.