Criminal Law

Former Mississippi Police Officers Sentenced to Prison for the Torture of Two Black Men

Two former Mississippi police officers were sentenced to prison for the torture of two Black men.

U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced former sheriff’s deputy Hunter Elward on Tuesday to 20 years in prison and Jeffrey Middleton, a former RCSO Lieutenant, to 17.5 years in prison. They are the first of six former officers to be sentenced for the racially motivated torture of Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker. 

Elward, along with fellow Rankin County deputies Brett McAlpin, Christian Dedmon, Jeffrey Middleton and Daniel Opdyke and former Richland police officer Joshua Hartfield, illegally entered Jenkins’s and Parker’s home on Jan. 24, 2023, after a white person called McAlpin about two Black men staying with a white woman at a house in Braxton, Miss.

Read the source article at The Hill

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