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‘I Was on My Knees, Handcuffed’: Black Man Shot By Mississippi Police Tells His Story

JACKSON, Miss. — Michael Corey Jenkins held his neck, covered in white gauze bandages, as he struggled to form words. He wanted to explain the violent abuse he endured at the hands of deputies from the Rankin County Sheriff's Office last month. “I was on my knees, handcuffed, and he was standing over me,” Jenkins […]

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Police Shot Handcuffed Black Man in the Face in Mississippi, Attorney Says

BRAXTON, Miss. — A 32-year-old Black man came close to death last month when he was shot in the mouth while handcuffed during a drug raid in this small, predominately white village, according to an attorney for his family. Six white sheriff's deputies falsely accused him and a friend of selling drugs and “dating white […]