JPD officers not to pay judgement in excessive force case - - Jackson, MS

JPD officers not have pay judgement in excessive force case

Jackson, MS (AP)  A former Jackson police officer, and one current officer, who were ordered to pay several thousand dollars to settle an excessive force allegation, do not have to pay the judgement.

A three member panel of the Mississippi Supreme Court threw out Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd's April 29th ruling.

The ruling demanded that former JPD officer, Gil Baker, and current officer, Donald McCluskey pay $150,000.

In 2003, a judge ruled that the city of Jackson was liable for the excessive and unreasonable force used in the arrest of Frederick Powell back in March of 1995.

Two years later, on appeal from the city, the Mississippi Supreme Court said the city was not responsible for the conduct of the officers.

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