Four police officers fired after confrontation resulting in Mississippi man’s death

Published 8:56 am Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Four police officers in Mississippi have been fired after a man died last month following a confrontation.

The city of Jackson announced the firings of three officers and a supervisor Tuesday following an internal affairs investigation of the arrest and death of 31-year-old Mario Clark.

The city said in a news release the investigation revealed violations of the officers’ general orders, though it did not explain them. Their names have not been released.

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Clark’s mother, Shelia Ragland, said she called officers Feb. 14 because Clark was having a psychotic episode. He died Feb. 20.
The coroner ruled Clark’s death a homicide. The state medical examiner said his injuries were consistent with strangulation and suffocation.

Ragland said she’s glad the officers have been fired but said they should also be arrested.