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In Legal Terms: Police Stop and Search

We’re joined by Professor Matthew Hall today to learn about our rights when dealing with the police – when they stop you, when they come to your home.


On Friday, June 19, 2020, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending the Use of Force Policy for the Jackson Police Department. It’s on the JPD website. Many police departments have website, facebook pages, and other ways you can learn about the police in your area. https://www.jacksonms.gov/departments/jackson-police-department/


The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Enforcement Period concluded Sunday, November 27th, at midnight. The period began on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6:00 a.m. MHP issued 9,179 citations, made 172 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 212 crashes resulting in 43 injuries with six fatal crashes and six deaths. The fatal crashes occurred in Stone, Scott, Leake, Rankin, Clarke and Marshall Counties. https://www.picayuneitem.com/2022/11/thanksgiving-holiday-travel-enforcement-period/


ACLU – Mississippi has a “know your rights, police encounters website”. https://www.aclu-ms.org/en/know-your-rights/police-encounters





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