Three Police Officers Face Murder Charges in Mississippi

Mississippi Police

By WVUA 23 Contributor Joshua Ragsdale

Three police officers in Jackson, Mississippi are facing second degree murder charges for the death of 62-year-old George Robinson.

The indictments come a year and a half after the officers pulled Robinson out of his car, body-slammed him headfirst into the pavement, and then kicked and hit him several times.

The coroner ruled the cause of death a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

“If they had any slight idea that he needed to be arrested, I would have my brother right now because we would’ve dealt with that afterwards,” said Bettersten Wade, Robinson’s sister. “They just needed to do their job.”

Robinson’s family says they want justice, but attorneys say the officers will likely be vindicated.

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