Lee County sheriff sends letter of apology to NAACP

Aug. 20, 2019

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 6:05 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2019 9:14 AM

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president of the lee county naacp says sheriff jim johnson has sent a letter of apology to the organization. wtva's wayne hereford joins us live in tupelo with more on the letter and a two year old text message at the center of the letter. naacp leaders called on jim johnson to make a public apology last week for the statements he made in a text back 2017. the text reported in the northeast mississippi daily journal said johnson referred to state representave shane aguirre of tupelo. "he's worse than a black person. you're not going to please him " unquote. traylor says the organization received a letter of apology from johnson this past saturday. he would not go into details of what the letter said. "cannot go into details of the content of the letter right now. because the 5304 branch of the naacp will be meeting on a call-meeting on thursday to release whether the content of the letter on behalf of the naacp of the request that we made to sheriff johnson." we reached out t0 sheriff johnson without success this afternoon. traylor says the naacp could release the content of the apology letter thursday following that call-meeting. reporting live in tupelo wayne hereford wtva nine news. at , you're
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