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Recent JPD officer involved shooting prompts calls for body cameras

Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT
Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT
Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT
Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT
Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Wednesday morning's gunfire between Jackson police officers and citizens resulted in the city's latest officer involved shooting investigation.

There's now a new way JPD will handle this and future investigations.

Surveillance cameras will likely be used in Wednesday's deadly officer involved shooting investigation.

Police officers in the Capital City do not have body cameras or dash cams to record incidents like these.

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes is continuing the push for body cameras for the state's largest police force.

Recently, council members met with the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce in hopes of getting business support to help finance cameras for the 350 member force.

No financial figures have been provided.

Stokes says having a recording of the exchange of gunfire that killed 30-year-old Elliot Reed could increase public trust.

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There have been four officer involved shootings in Jackson since January.

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"To make sure that citizens feel that the evidence will be there if something happens and will protect not only the citizens, but it will protect law enforcement also," said Stokes. "Again, you want to keep a good marriage between the citizens of this city and law enforcement."

Tuesday, the Jackson City Council voted 6-1 to enter a memorandum of understanding between the city and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation for the investigation of officer involved shooting incidents and in-custody deaths.

Less than 24 hours later, MBI is conducting its first JPD officer involved shooting investigation in recent history.

Although he supports the police department not investigating themselves, Stokes was the lone vote against the plan.

The Ward 3 representative prefers an independent investigator or organization like NOBLE,  National Organization of Black Law Enforcement or Jackson State University's criminal justice professor Dr. Jimmy Bell to conduct the officer involved shooting investigations.

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