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Charges dismissed against JPD leaders

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A former police officer's complaint against Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman and other officers was thrown out for a second time in court Tuesday.

Former officer Samuel Haymer called for assistance at his residence after a domestic altercation in 2011. Jackson police officers responded, but Haymer was told his home was out of their jurisdiction.

Haymer lived in the county and should have called the sheriff's department, according to Coleman.

Instead Haymer filed a conspiracy complaint against the officers. Coleman described the charges as frivolous.

Tuesday, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Tomie Green sent a stern warning to the retired officer -- If the same allegations are lodged again, Haymer would be held in contempt of court.

The judge also threw out a separate complaint against two Hinds County jailers. Inmate Tory Smith complained former deputy Boris Dixon and Earnest Saxton assaulted him. The motion to dismiss was granted because Smith, now an inmate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, could not be in court to testify.

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