NAACP: Evidence Says Moss Point Jail Death Was No Suicide - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

NAACP: Evidence Says Moss Point Jail Death Was No Suicide

The NAACP says it has evidence that the death of Jessie Hubbard in the Moss Point jail was not a suicide.

Hubbard was found dead in the jail on March 4th. An autopsy concluded the 51-year-old committed suicide by hanging.

But Jackson County NAACP President Curley Clark released a statement Wednesday saying witnesses can testify to inappropriate conduct by some Moss Point Police officers directed at Hubbard and another inmate.

As WLOX News reported just two weeks after Hubbard's death, an independent pathologist hired by the family did a second autopsy which found bruises and marks on Hubbard's body.

The NAACP will release more information at a news conference Friday.

WLOX News called the Moss Point Police Department for a comment about the NAACP allegations. So far, they have not issued any comment.

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