- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is demanding the release of a police report on the death of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Tupelo police officer following a traffic stop.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2ayzxsL ) that the ACLU chapter’s executive director, Jennifer Riley-Collins, called for “complete transparency in this matter” in a statement Thursday.

Earlier this week, a Lee County grand jury returned no criminal indictment against Officer Tyler Cook over the June 18 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert.

Cook told authorities he shot Shumpert in self-defense during an altercation, but Shumpert’s family disputes the officer’s account.

Riley-Collins called for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to publicly release its report on the shooting.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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