Protest after shooting outside Biloxi courthouse

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Protesters are calling for transparency in Harrison County, Mississippi after a deputy’s fatal shooting of a man outside the courthouse this month.

The demonstrators are demanding the release of body camera video. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says the deputy killed 48-year-old Reginald Johnson after responding to a disturbance outside the courthouse.

One dead, one injured after shooting outside Biloxi courthouse

Investigators said Johnson was shot after threatening the deputy with a knife.

The deputy was treated at a hospital after the shooting; the sheriff’s office wouldn’t say why. Authorities also have not responded to the demand to release the video.

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