Marcus Malone Case -- Timeline Of Events

Sept. 13, 1999

Police arrested Marcus Malone on traffic violations and drug charges. It took place on McCall Street not far from where Malone lived.

Sept. 15, 1999

From the beginning, the NAACP and the family claimed foul play had taken place.

Sept. 19, 1999

Hundreds of Moss Point residents didn't agree. Six days after Malone's death, friends, supporters and family members marched in his memory.

Sept. 30, 1999

A grand jury begins hearings on the case.

Oct. 12, 1999

Malone's body was exhumed as part of the investigation. The family asked for a second autopsy to be performed by another forensic expert. That autopsy questioned marks on Malone's body and concluded Malone had been beaten and strangled to death.

Nov. 2, 1999

Grand jury clears the four officers present when Malone was arrested. A report issued to the court from the grand jury said, "while the death is a tragic incident which occurred in our county, we found insufficient evidence to indicate criminal wrongdoing."

July 23, 2000

NAACP officials in Jackson County continue told look for answers in the death of Marcus Malone. Officials with the group call on FBI agents in Washington, Janet Reno, and Jesse Jackson for help, saying local FBI officials are not focusing enough on the Malone case.

May 5, 2001

Jackson County District Attorney reopens the case based on more evidence he has gathered.

June 6, 2001

Second grand jury begins investigation.

July 19, 2001

Grand jury indicts three officers, Steve Strickler, Chris Weeks, and Derrick Welton. All three were present when Malone was arrested, and all three were charged with manslaughter. A fourth officer who was present at Malone's arrest, Brian Montgomery, was not named in the indictment.