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Mississippi Police Officer fired after body slamming, slapping handcuffed suspect on video

A Mississippi Police Officer has been fired after video of him body slamming and slapping a handcuffed suspect began circulating on social media recently.

At a press conference on Friday, Greenville Mayor Erick Simmons and Greenville Police Chief Delando Wilson made the announcement that the officer was being terminated.

“Greenville Police Department has some great police officers,” Chief Wilson said. “They are dedicated to protecting the city and its citizens and this incident is not indicative of our behavior and culture at Greenville Police Department.”

The man that was slammed, identified as Richard Miller, was allegedly shot during a domestic disturbance call.

You can see the press conference below:

Press Conference Regarding GPD Excessive Force Incident Investigation

Posted by City of Greenville, Mississippi – Government on Friday, July 3, 2020

You can see the video of the officer attacking the handcuffed suspect at the link below:


Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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