In an interview with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Pro-Publica and Investigate TV, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall spoke about conditions in state-run prisons. Hall said low pay is contributing to staffing shortages in those facilities.
Gulfport Police said Craig Lee Lott, 24, has an active warrant for a charge of drive-by shooting after he shot a firearm from a vehicle he was driving into another person’s vehicle on Aug. 17 around 11 a.m.
A former Lake Charles police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to using excessive force against a person he was arresting in 2017. Robert Hammac, 45, repeatedly punched the person in the head despite the fact that “the victim was not resisting in any way or posing a threat."
A jury has decided ex-LSU student, Matthew Naquin, is guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge, Max Gruver. The six-person jury reached a verdict Wednesday, July 17, 2019.