Former JPD vice detective Gladney dies - - Jackson, MS

Former JPD vice detective Gladney dies

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former long time J.P. D. Vice Detective William Gladney has succumbed to illness.

The retired sergeant joined the Jackson Police force in 1979 as a patrolman.

He later became the face of the vice division, conducting raids on prostitution, street level crimes and enforcing adult entertainment and other city ordinances.

In 2002 he was among 30 veteran J.P. D. Officers who sued the department for age discrimination.

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the older officers but dismissed the suit because they could not prove deliberate discrimination.

Gladney left the force in 2008 at the age of 56.

He worked in the detective bureau for 26 years, reportedly the longest serving detective in the history of the department.

Jackson police officials told WLBT Gladney died Friday night after a lengthy illness.

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