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Mississippi Police Officers Plead Guilty to Civil Rights Violations in Torture of 2 Black Men

HeadlineAug 04, 2023

In Mississippi, six white former police officers who called themselves the “Goon Squad” have pleaded guilty to raiding a home and torturing two Black men earlier this year. The men were handcuffed, beaten, tasered and sexually abused as officers shouted racial slurs. One of the men, Michael Corey Jenkins, was shot through the mouth, with a bullet lacerating his tongue and breaking his jaw before exiting his neck. Malik Shabazz, a lawyer for the two survivors, said the guilty pleas were “historic for justice against rogue police torture and police brutality” and that all the defendants should expect to receive time behind bars when they are sentenced in November. Some of the guilty men could face life in prison.

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