Moss Point officer cleared in deadly shooting of Toussaint Diamon Sims

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The Grand Jury investigated the facts and circumstances surrounding the August 8th shooting of Toussaint Diamon Sims by an officer of the Moss Point Police Department.

The Grand Jury makes the following report. The Grand Jury engaged in full and deliberate consideration of all the facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting of Sims. The Grand Jury finds that, at the time of the shooting, Mr. Sims had six outstanding warrants (including three felony warrants), was in the process of fleeing law enforcement and had a firearm with an extended magazine in his hands.

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Based upon a thorough inquiry, the Grand Jury finds no criminal conduct on behalf of the Moss Point police officer involved in the shooting of Toussaint Diamon Sims.

District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath released the following statement:

The Jackson County Grand Jury convened this week to consider the August 8, 2019, officer involved shooting that took place in Moss Point, Mississippi, resulting in the death of Toussaint Diamon Sims. The Grand Jury returned a No True Bill in this matter, clearing the Moss Point police officer of any criminal wrongdoing.

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