Today, we’ve got updates on several issues related to the shooting death of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert by a Tupelo Police officer.
On Tuesday, a U.S. judge ruled Shumpert’s wrongful death suit against Tupelo officials can move forward despite a pending review by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (7:50) joins Derek and Brad on today’s episode to give the latest details on that lawsuit and the judge’s ruling.
Caleb also has an update (11:51) on Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton’s efforts to improve city engagement in the wake of protests that followed Shumpert’s death. Shelton formed six committees to tackle various issues. On Monday, however, a local activist group said it was not satisfied with those efforts.
Meanwhile, law enforcement reporter William Moore (19:14) will talk about the death of a K9 officer who was involved in the Shumpert incident. Alec went missing on Sunday and was later found dead after being struck by a car.
William (16:21) also discusses another delay for the Tupelo Police Department’s new headquarters. On Tuesday, the building received water damage from a sprinkler system during a test. Its opening is already behind schedule and will now be pushed back even later.
Also on today’s episode, photographer Adam Robison (27:16) talks about his recent photo essay about a local a farrier and about what he learned on the process of making horse shoes.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (32:21) has the highlights of this week’s food section – sourdough bread, Swiss steak, award-winning cornbread and more.