MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — The attorney for a Mississippi police officer who killed a man last week says he's reviewed the officer's body camera video.

Attorney Calvin Taylor tells The Sun Herald that the video shows Moss Point officers responding to a sighting of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims, who was wanted on felony warrants. He says Sims fled and led officers on a car chase that ended when Sims fled on foot with "nothing in his hands."

The attorney says officers initially grabbed their stun guns, but his client shot Sims after Sims appeared to reach for a gun in his waistband. He says Sims had a loaded gun.

He says the video shows no witnesses, going against accounts including that of a reverend who claimed to see police plant a weapon on Sims.

———

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.