In Fatal Mississippi Police Shooting Judge Dismisses $35M Lawsuit

In Fatal Mississippi Police Shooting Judge Dismisses $35M Lawsuit


Mississippi Police Shooting
Antwun Shumpert, 37, was fatally shot by a Tupelo Police Officer on June 18, 2016. RYAN JULISON

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit that sought $35 million in damages from a Mississippi city and a white police officer in the disputed 2016 shooting death of a black man, leaving his relatives “dumbfounded.”

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock ruled that the relatives of the man, Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert, hadn’t presented enough proof against the northeast Mississippi city of Tupelo or Officer Tyler Cook to move forward to trial. She wrote that there was little or no proof that proof that Cook acted improperly in shooting Shumpert or proof that Tupelo failed to properly train Cook.

Carlos Moore, a lawyer for the family, said he will appeal Cook’s dismissal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, adding a jury should get a chance to hear the evidence in the case.


“The Shumpert family is dumbfounded,” Moore said of the latest development in the case, which had roiled the city’s race relations and prompted protests by hundreds at one point after the death. “They’re shocked; they’re saddened by Judge Aycock’s order of dismissal.”

Shumpert ran from a traffic stop on the night of June 18, 2016, and Cook joined the search for Shumpert, accompanied by a police dog. The dog led Cook to the rear of a house where the officer has said he saw a hand sticking out from a crawl space. The dog eventually flushed Shumpert out, when Cook says the fugitive tackled him. Cook says he shot Shumpert four times as the officer began to lose consciousness while Shumpert punched him in the face.

Shumpert died from his wounds at a hospital.  Federal and state prosecutors both had ruled out criminal charges against Cook, despite claims by Shumpert’s relatives the the shooting was unjustified.  

One of Shumpert’s relatives swore in a federal court affidavit that he got an anonymous phone call claiming Cook shot Shumpert as he was surrendering.

Moore commissioned a separate autopsy on behalf of the familyl,which he said showed Cook was on top of Shumpert for one for one of the shots.


The federal judge, though, said there was no proof that the unknown caller actually knew anything about the shooting, and said the question of what position Cook was in doesn’t raise enough doubt on whether Cook used excessive force. Thus, Aycock said, the officer is legally immune from a lawsuit.

“Cook’s actions, even if they may not be beyond all bounds of criticism and reproach, fall well within the bounds prescribed by the qualified immunity doctrine” Aycock wrote.

The shooting sparked protests that rocked Tupelo, the largest city in northeast Mississippi. City officials, long protective of Tupelo’s carefully cultivated image as a center of commerce and industry, city created a police advisory board last April with limited powers.


Cook remains employed by the Tupelo Police Department.

The officer’s lawyer, Jason Herring, wrote in an email Monday evening that he and the officer were “very pleased with the Court’s ruling,” adding “it is good to finally bring this matter to a conclusion” after what Herring described as an “arduous process.”

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said the lawsuit’s dismissal, coming after federal prosecutors refused to bring charges against Cook and a state grand jury declined to indict him, will help restore trust.

“I’m hopeful it will give us all the opportunity to put this behind us and be more unified and work together,” Shelton said.










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When the white man slaughters our black behinds, there's NEVER any terrorism involved. They enslaved, hanged, lynched, raped, shot, massacred, dismembered bodies and kept penises in jars on mantles from generation to generation, for family members and others to see, cooked a Negro in a house and burned the house down to the ground, shoot our kids. Makes no difference what the fuck they do to us, they're always turned footloose and fancy free to continue to enjoy their demented, insane lives. One day, we'll get tired, but it won't be in my lifetime and maybe not yours. It's been 400 years plus; nothing's happened yet. If the shoe was on the other foot, there'd be not one black/Negro/Nigger/Jigaboo/Minority alive anywhere in the United States Corporation. They'd have murdered us ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These so-called "cops" are nothing but non-stop continuation of the KU KLUX KLAN. Black people, when you see one coming your way, just realize that your family will probably be planning your burial in the near future after the confrontation, whatever caused it, initially. These "cops" are just as insane as the fucker that shot up the babies, 14 year old, killed 26, insured 27. There's not an ounce of difference between one white man or another. NONE!!!!! Trump would shoot your ass down too, if you ever fucked with him. He'd walk free too, after the fact!!!! They came out of those funky, nasty caves, bat shit INSANE!!! Nothing's changed. One thing they don't realize, is that when they blow up the world, their funky asses are going right along with everyone else. Too bad it won't be JUST THEM involved.

  They are only doing that because a lot of our men are COWARDS.  I was talking to a lady at the post office and she said there are so many gay men in church and these men are looking for husbands too.  I agree with Dr. Cress Wesling when she says massa is effeminizing our men.  It is TRUE.  Folks can say what they want.  They can say I was born that way.  They can say I've been that way since five years old....and I will still agree with Dr. Cress Wesling that it is a conspiracy to weaken our culture by sodomizing our men-and it's working! [i.e. sodomizing has always been a weapon of warfare].  Plus I believe that most men who are gay have been molested some point in their lives...either as a child, in foster care or in prison-where many of em are.  I see the pattern and unfortunately there are those who want to believe massa's hype of it being choice or innate.  But the truth is coming out.  Pedophilia is now exposed in Hollywood-the biggest open secret.  In boys scout, in churches, in schools, juvenile detention, in jails/prison....poor kids never had a chance.  So I will never believe that homosexuality is genetic.  Never!  Cuz genetic?  Is not BEHAVIOR.  And you can't just believe every massa doctor says cuz it is he who said Black people are subhuman and lack intelligence.  So sometimes you have to go with what makes common sense.  Again I see a pattern.  A pattern to destroy.  But!    

Nobody can be screwed in the butt unless they WANT to be screwed in the butt. Ugly Weinstein dude wouldn't ever get pussy if he'd been broke, busted and disgusted. Why in the hell would ANY woman or man want to go anywhere near any room/couch/car that bastard was in?? Some of these broads went back for seconds same as with Bill Cosby. Maybe the first time was "rape", the second time was for "thrills", it seems to me. If any of those bastards came close to me, the whole world would have known, immediately, had I been a celebrity. They threaten to kill, someone would have known about that too.

How do peoples' children become the pleasure of pedophiles?? Don't you know where your fucking children are?? Why don't you know someone's going to use them as a sex slave or the child's going to be screwed in the butt by some nasty pervert? Why don't you know the asshole's a pervert?? Who are all these NASTY FOLKS?? What is wrong with the people of the world?? Who is raising them?? Kim Jong Un, Assad, Trump, The Saudi Princes; all these assholes came from women! Who the hell raised these fuckers????? If these are the types of sons folks bring forth, shouldn't every woman now living just have a fucking abortion or just stop screwing?? Let all sons take it in the butt until the end of all humanity. Humans are becoming a USELESS BUNCH!!!!! Not only that, they're becoming a BUNCH OF INSANE KILLERS, HATERS AND MURDERERS!!!!!

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