More developments this morning in the case of last week’s officer-involved shooting that left a Moss Point man dead as he was fleeing from police.
Yesterday, family members and friends gathered in memory of the man who was killed in that shooting, Toussaint Diamon Sims, for a candlelight vigil and balloon release.
The family’s attorney and members of the Jackson County NAACP were also on hand for the event.
Attorney Carlos Moore says Sims was unarmed during the incident and now they are demanding answers from the city government and police department. “Produce the camera footage immediately, if you have it. The camera footage is the best evidence. Terminate the officer, the chief must go, there needs to be an emergency board meeting sooner than later and we need this man arrested immediately for murder.”
The case is still under investigation.
Sims’ family plans to hold a press conference Monday at 4 p.m. at Moss Point City Hall.
The officer has been placed on leave with pay which is standard operating procedure with any officer-involved shooting investigation.