A couple of days ago, the Jackson Police Department (JPD) executed warrants in connection with a grand jury investigation.
The JPD, in a press release, said the search warrants came after the department received a tip that an individual in the state was in possession of an electronic device that may have contained incriminating evidence.
The JPD said the electronic device was a mobile phone with a number that the department was unable to trace.
In addition, the JPD also noted that the electronic devices were being used to conduct criminal investigations and that there is “no indication of any other criminal activity related to the device.”
The press release also noted: “No other criminal investigations are ongoing and no further charges have been filed at this time.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as they become available.”
The Jackson Police Chief, William “Bill” Jones, issued a statement following the announcement of the grand jury search warrants, which read: “The Jackson police department will be working closely with the Jackson State Attorney’s Office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and other relevant authorities to determine whether there are any criminal charges or charges of any type that are warranted in this case.”
The press release continued: “Jackson State Attorney Michael Slager has not authorized this investigation and there is no indication that he intends to take any action.
We are committed to providing every resource possible to the investigation and prosecution of this matter. “
Jackson Police have been a critical partner to the Jackson Sheriff’s Office and our community.
We are committed to providing every resource possible to the investigation and prosecution of this matter.
We have zero tolerance for any criminal activity in Jackson and will be providing any information and assistance that is requested to assist in the investigation.”
The JSP’s statement did not include any details about the device, nor did it say how the JSP was able to trace it.
The Jackson Sheriff has not issued a comment, nor has the Jackson police Department.
The department has not responded to a request for comment from the Clarion-Ledger.