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Hearing delayed on ex-officer accused of assaulting student

July 6, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on whether charges can move forward against a former Jackson police officer accused of assaulting a high school student.

WLBT-TV reports the hearing involving ex-officer Vincent Lampkin had been scheduled for Thursday.

The Hinds County district attorney’s office is collecting additional evidence, including possibly video of the encounter with John Knight III.

A new hearing date hasn’t been set.

Interim Jackson Police Chief Anthony Moore fired Lampkin, asking citizens not to judge the department by “one bad actor.”

Knight says Lampkin pulled him over in May and attacked him as he exited his vehicle. He says Lampkin handcuffed and punched him, put a gun to his head, threw down his phone when Knight asked to call his father, and then ultimately released him without charges.

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Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com

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