Civil Rights Activists Pledge Support for Lyndo Jones in Wake of Former Police Officer's Acquittal

Standing on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building, Lyndo Jones didn't think twice before answering the question.Does he still watch the body-cam footage of the night he was shot twice in the back by a Mesquite police officer?"I watch it every day," Jones said, flanked by a half-dozen civil rights lawyers and activists who had huddled around him in prayer beforehand. "It's in my head. It ain't goin' nowhere."On Monday, former officer Derick Wiley, who was fired in the wake of the November 2017 incident, was found not guilty of assault, 10 months after a Dallas County jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of acquittal.  Continue reading...

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