Death of citizen ruled homicide following incident with JPD

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, George Robinson died from subdural hemorrhage caused by blunt force trauma.

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba called for a thorough investigation into Robinson’s death following social media allegations from the victim’s family that it was caused by excessive force from an officer with the Jackson Police Department.

Mayor Lumumba–who is currently in Washington, D.C. for a conference–released the following statement regarding Robinson’s death by homicide:

Following the Hinds County Coroner’s report, the officers involved in the arrest of Mr. George Robinson were immediately placed on administrative leave. This follows an ongoing investigation initiated by the City of Jackson in response to allegations made by community members present during Mr. Robinson’s arrest. The results of the investigation concerning Mr. Robinson’s death will be presented before a Hinds County grand jury. In the full spirit of transparency, the administration will continue to be communicative with the public throughout this process and we ask the citizens of Jackson to hold the family of Mr. George Robinson in their prayers.


The coroner confirmed that Robinson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center the night of January 14.

According to Jackson police Chief James Davis, the city’s K-9 unit responded to a location on Jones Avenue in Washington Addition while searching for the suspect in the murder of a preacher.

During the search, Robinson was charged with a misdemeanor and given a field release, which is similar to a citation.

His death has officially been ruled a homicide.

This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available.

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