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UMMC reaches agreement on misdemeanor arrests

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UMMC reaches agreement on misdemeanor arrests

UMMC reaches agreement on misdemeanor arrests

UMMC has a new agreement with a county jail when it comes to misdemeanor arrests.

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UMMC - AMMENDING ITS POLICY FORARRESTSAFTER THE DEATH OF A MAN INJUNE.WE HAVE A NEW AFFILIATION WITHMADISON COUNTY DETENTIONCENTER.PREVIOUSLY, UMMC POLICE WOULDTRANSPORT OFFENDERS TO THE HINDSCOUNTYJAIL.NOW, THERE'S A BACK UP PLAN IFHINDS COUNTYWILL NOT ACCEPT PEOPLE ARRESTEDFOR AMISDEMEANOIF OUR CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERSARREST SOMEBODY FOR AMISDEMEANOR AND HINDS COUNTYDETENTION CENTER IS NOTABLE TO TAKE THEM, WON'T TAKETHEM, THEN THEY WILL GO TO THEMADISON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.IN JUNE, POLICE SAY 26 YEAR OLDJAYLION JIMWAS KILLED WHEN HE WALKED INTOTRAFFIC ONHIGHWAY 18.THE HOSPITAL SAYS TWO CAMPUSOFFICERS TRIEDTO TURN JIM OVER TO HINDSCOUNTY, BUTJAILERS REFUSED TO ACCEPT HIMBECAUSE HEWAS ONLY CHARGED WITH AMISDEMEANOR -PUBLIC INTOXICATION.THE TWO UMMC OFFICERS AREACCUSEDOF THEN DROPPING JIM OFF AT ACLOSED GSTATION SHORTLY BEFORE HESTUMBLED INTO TRAFFIC AND DIEDTHE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THATINCIDENT ARE STILL SUSPENDED.THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING.UMMC POLICE SAY CAMPUS OFFICERSARRESTED JIM AT THE HOSPITAL DUETODISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOIN JACKSON, KEEGAN FOXX, 16 WAPTNEWS.

PREVIOUSLY, UMMC POLICY DID NOTAPPEAR TO ADDRESS WHAT HOSPITALPOLI




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