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Jackson task force: Name officers in shootings after 3 days

Mississippi's largest city could start releasing names of police officers involved in shootings after three days.

Posted: Sep. 10, 2018 9:24 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest city could start releasing names of police officers involved in shootings after three days.

WAPT-TV reports a task force recommended that measure Thursday to Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

The mayor named the task force in March after police shot and killed two people in the first two months of 2018. Historically, Jackson has never released the names of officers involved.

The group recommends that Jackson release names of any officers who fired weapons during an incident. There would be exceptions, such as if an officer was working undercover. It also recommends the city consider releasing available video and having outsiders review whether an officer shot in the face of a credible threat.

Lumumba hasn't said whether he'll accept the task force's recommendation or not.

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