Class-Action Suit Filed Against City of Jackson Over Arrest Warrants - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 15, 2019
A class-action lawsuit alleges the city of Jackson and Jackson officials failed to properly handle arrest warrants, violating the constitutional rights of an unknown number of arrestees, The Jackson Sun reports. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges the city of Jackson, Jackson Police Chief Julien Wiser and Jackson City Court Clerk Daryl Hubbard failed to adequately train and supervise employees, resulting in arrest warrants not being sworn before a magistrate or clerk as is required by law. The lawsuit has two named plaintiffs but estimates that more than 1,000 individuals may have been impacted by this alleged oversight.