Two press conferences. Two vastly different conclusions.
Having fired nine rounds, Canyon Boykin reloaded his gun as he approached the corner of an abandoned house. The then-Columbus police officer cursed out a dozen times as his flashlight scanned the front lawn, his voice shaky. He found a puddle of blood belonging to the man he just shot.
District Attorney Scott Colom criticized the timing and method of Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s decision to dismiss charges against a former Columbus police officer who fatally shot an African American man during a traffic stop in 2015 and said he plans to ask her office to release the evidence they have in the case so the public can see for themselves that justice had been served.
As riots rock Mississippi prisons and continue to claim lives, 16th Circuit District Attorney Scott Colom called for actions from state leadership Monday to improve Mississippi’s detention system at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast in Columbus.
Law enforcement officials hope to soon have a formal statement from the victims in a viral video that shows a worker at an Oktibbeha County campsite threatening a black couple with a gun.
The Mississippi 16th Circuit District Attorney’s Office has dropped an initial second-degree murder charge against a woman accused of birthing her baby in a toilet and abandoning it.
‘A better deal’: Plea agreements incentivize defendants to admit to crimes, keep the justice system moving
Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice.
He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.
A man accused of setting a pit bull on an animal control officer is scheduled for trial during the Lowndes County Circuit Court session that begins today.
Making an iron-clad case: DA-sponsored training helps Golden Triangle law enforcement with reports, interviewing techniques
Rule number one: Everybody lies.
Lowndes County supervisors unanimously agreed to allow 90 days for the owner of District Attorney Scott Colom’s new office space to fix a damaged wall before amending the county’s lease agreement on the building.