NAACP turns in final witness interviews in Toussaint Sims case

Toussaint Diamon Sims died in August after being shot by a Moss Point police officer while fleeing from authorities.

Sims’ death has left a lot of people with questions, including Jackson County NAACP President Curley Clark.

Clark tells News 25 that the NAACP is concerned with the handling of the body camera footage and other evidence.

The lawyer for the unnamed Moss Point police officer has seen the body camera footage, but Sims’ lawyer has not.

Clark says that the NAACP has interviewed around a dozen witnesses to the shooting who say that Sims did not have a gun on him and he was fleeing police at the time he was shot.

Today, Clark turned in his final witness information to the District Attorney’s Office.

This comes just days before the grand jury is set to meet on Monday to begin hearing cases.  “The NAACP wants the facts to be known. We want our concern taken into consideration because I don’t know exactly what that video is going to produce. I’m saying, if in fact there is a direct conflict in the information that is produced then we need to take into account that video may have been tainted.”

News 25 reached out to the District Attorney’s Office today and they declined comment. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

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