JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Grand jurors meeting in a Mississippi county this week won’t be getting evidence in a case where a black man who died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.
Clarke County District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has yet to complete its inquiry into the July 8 death of Jonathan Sanders.
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the Sanders family lawyer, calls it “justice delayed,” but Mitchell says investigations take time.
Grand juries meet once every six months in Clarke County, but Mitchell says he’ll recall current jurors before February when investigators complete their findings.
Lumumba say Officer Kevin Herrington wrongfully strangled Sanders, while Herrington’s lawyer says Sanders grabbed Herrington’s gun when the officer found Sanders possessed illegal drugs, and Herrington struggled to restrain him.