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    MS - Jonathan Sanders, 39, dies in altercation with Stonewall police, 8 July 2015

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    Mississippi police accused of choking unarmed man to death with flashlight


    Stonewall police chief denies claims made by attorney for family of Jonathan Sanders, 39, who suffered ‘some kind of asphyxiation’ during altercation

    State officials in Mississippi are investigating the death of an unarmed black man who was killed in a physical struggle with a police officer while saying “I can’t breathe”, according to his attorney.

    Jonathan Sanders suffered “some kind of asphyxiation” during an altercation with white officer Kevin Harrington on Wednesday night, in the small town of Stonewall, in the eastern part of the state, said the attorney, J Stewart Parrish.

    Sanders, 39, was a father of two children including a one-year-old, according to his family.

    FBI aiding inquiry of man's death after police encounter


    STONEWALL, Miss. (AP) - Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that it is too soon to discuss how Jonathan Sanders died on the night of July 8 while he was exercising a horse on a two-wheeled buggy.

    But local officials told a community meeting in Stonewall on Tuesday that the state and the FBI could hold a news conference in coming days to fill in some of the gaps in the official account of Sanders' death.

    Clarke County District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell, though, told a crowd of about 60 gathered Tuesday at Stonewall's town hall that it is too soon to say.

    "I assume there may be some who may be wondering why there hasn't been an arrest," Mitchell said. "That's because the investigation isn't complete."

    During the meeting, attendee Carol Doby and others questioned Mitchell, who limited his comments to the procedural elements of the investigation.

    "We just want answers and want to know why," Doby said.

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    Lawyer: Autopsy finds man was strangled in police encounter

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney for the family of Jonathan Sanders says he died from strangulation.

    Chokwe Antar Lumumba tells The Associated Press he was present when law enforcement agencies briefed Sanders family members on Tuesday. Lumumba won’t say what agencies briefed the family, but the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been leading the inquiry, assisted by the FBI.

    MBI Spokesman Warren Strain says the agency doesn’t discuss ongoing investigations.


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    valparaiso in
    Very tragic. A man takes his horse out for exercise & has his horse spooked & ends up strangled to death. A question, was the police officer on duty when this occurred?

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