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JPD: Officer accused of excessive force against teen placed on administrative leave

The Jackson Police Department held a press conference at 9:15 a.m. to address the allegations. Source: WLBT The Jackson Police Department held a press conference at 9:15 a.m. to address the allegations. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson police officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay after allegations of officer misconduct towards a teen who was pulled over during a traffic stop over the weekend.

The Jackson Police Department held a press conference at 9:15 a.m. to address the allegations.

A Jackson family has been vocal on social media saying they want justice after their son, a student at Callaway High School, was stopped by an officer near County Line Road, pulled from his car, punched in the face, with a gun held to his head.

JPD officials say reports of the incident are conflicting and the officer will be placed on administrative leave until the internal investigation is complete.

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