“Going To Get That Nigger” – MS Cop Chokes Unarmed Man To Death For 20 Min

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Witnesses are claiming a Mississippi police officer choked an unarmed man for more than 20 minutes and denied him CPR when he was out exercising his horse last week.

39-year-old father of two, Jonathan Sanders, was driving his horse and buggy between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on July 8 when he was approached by Stonewall police officer Kevin Herrington.

Here is a timeline of the events initially voiced by witnesses as relayed by our friend Joshua Hotchkin at CopBlock.org:

  • Sanders makes a stop and is seen having a friendly discussion with another man.
  • That man is later pulled over and Sanders calls his brother to inform him.
  • Sanders is driving his horse carriage when officer Herrington begins driving right at him.
  • Sanders pulls his equestrian cart into a nearby cousins yard to avoid collision.
  • Herrington pulls up, gets out of his car, and an altercation begins.
  • Sanders is soon dead of what appears to be strangulation.
  • No weapons were found at the scene.

Medical examiners have now determined Sanders died by “manual asphyxiation” and have ruled the cause of death “homicide,” attorneys for the mans family say.

Witnesses claim Sanders repeatedly told the officer “I can’t breathe,” while he was being choked to death following the confrontation Herrington reportedly initiated by saying, “[I’m] going to get that nigger.”

Police have not commented on the witness statements or the preliminary autopsy report, but have described the encounter as “a fight.”

“We believe there is probable cause for a prosecution [against Herrington],” Sanders family attorneys say. “A determination should now be made by a jury at an open trial as to whether or not [the officer] had any justification for choking Jonathan Sanders to death.”

The attorneys claim they have spoken to three witnesses, who gave independent and consistent accounts of what happened to investigators from the state bureau of investigation during filmed interviews this week.

The three witnesses are related to Sanders by marriage and one has 10 years of experience working in law enforcement but they have declined to be identified out of fear of reprisal from local police, attorneys say.

The ex-LEO reportedly told Herrington he was trained in CPR and had his own mask for use on a patient but the officer repeatedly prevented him from assisting Sanders.