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Callaway teen claims Jackson police officer physically assaulted him

John Knight claims he was physically assaulted by a Jackson police officer during a traffic stop. Source: Facebook John Knight claims he was physically assaulted by a Jackson police officer during a traffic stop. Source: Facebook
John Knight claims he was physically assaulted by a Jackson police officer during a traffic stop. Source: WLBT John Knight claims he was physically assaulted by a Jackson police officer during a traffic stop. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

John Knight posted several pictures on his Facebook page of his 19-year-old son John Knight III Monday morning following an incident he had with a Jackson police officer during a traffic stop.

Knight, with bruises around his face and body, claims the officer yanked him out of his car and struck him for no reason.

Jackson police are now conducting their own probe into the allegations.

"Currently the internal affairs is conducting an administrative investigation into this matter," Chief Anthony Moore said during a press conference Tuesday. "There are some discrepancies between the motorists and the officer involved into what exactly occurred.  As soon as our investigation is complete we will be able to answer those questions."

Chief Moore said he has not talked to the officer involved, who has been placed on administrative leave during the ongoing investigation.

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"I want everyone to be assured the Jackson Police Department does not condone illegal or abusive behavior among the officer involved in this incident or any other officer involved in any incident," Chief Moore said. "If it's found these allegations are true, disciplinary actions will follow."

Knight's family says he was not charged with anything and the officer just let him go after the incident.

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