Mississippi closer to more state police in mostly Black city

Written by on April 1, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tensions erupted Friday as the majority-white and Republican-controlled Mississippi House passed the final version of a bill to expand the territory of a state-run police department inside the capital city of Jackson, which is majority-Black and governed by Democrats.

Supporters say the proposal is intended to increase safety in the city of nearly 150,000 residents, which has had more . . .

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