Lounge reacts to city council decision to cut hours after officer-involved shooting

The reduced hours are in place for the next six months.

Posted: Nov 7, 2017 7:17 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2017 11:01 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The hours have been reduced at the business where a Columbus man was shot and killed by Officer Jared Booth.

The owners of Premier Lounge went before the city council Tuesday night. They were upset to learn the council voted to require the business to close at 10 p.m. Mayor Robert Smith brought up several other fights and disturbances that happened this year.  The owners say they were leasing the building to someone else and just recently took it over again.

The owners also say the business had closed at the time Raymond Davis was shot by Booth and that it happened in a parking lot across the street. They say they had security on the Premier premises.

The reduced hours are in place for the next six months.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case and has decided not to release body camera video that Booth was wearing.

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