JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell announced that he has recused himself from the Jaylen Lewis case.
Authorities said Lewis was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in September 2022.
Tindell said due to a new policy, he will not participate in Capitol police-involved shooting investigations.
“It was a policy that we did internally in any shootings that involved Capitol police. Since Capitol police fall directly underneath me as commissioner, I wanted to make sure that MBI had independence in the investigation,” said Tindell.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is still leading the investigation.