Increasing National Coverage of Police-Involved Shooting Death of Ricky Ball, Matt Kessler Speaks about Ricky Ball Death on The Mildred Gaddis Radio Show of Detroit, MI
Tune into the interview of Journalist Matt Kessler as he speaks about his personal research on the tragic death of Ricky Ball with insightful host Mildred Gaddis of the Metro Detroit radio show, The Mildred Gaddis Show. Matt will be featured on the show Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:05 AM Central Time for about 15 - 20 minutes. Listen live at WCHBNewsDetroit.com!
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Matt Kessler is an excellent journalist who personally researched the tragic death of Ricky Ball. Based on his research, Matt authored two articles, "Why did Mississippi police release two versions of fatal shooting report?" and "White police officer alleges racial bias after being fired for shooting black man" both published by The Guardian US. The Guardian with over 5 million readers is a recent Pulitzer Prize winner and a global leader in news.
Thanks to The Guardian and its coverage of the news and events in Columbus, MS surrounding the police-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball, national and international interests and support following Ricky Ball's death have increased more rapidly spanning coverage across the U.S. from Detroit to Atlanta, other U.S. cities and countries around the world.
We thank everyone for your continued support of the Ricky Ball Family and Justice for Ricky Ball. Thank you Mildred Gaddis and The Mildred Gaddis Show, Matt Kessler and The Guardian for your work in the expansion of the national and international coverage of the Ricky Ball tragedy.
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Read the complete original article from The Guardian by clicking here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/09/mississippi-fatal-police-shooting-ricky-ball
-Article By: Matt Kessler in Oxford, Mississippi Tuesday 9 February 2016 07.00 EST
Ricky Ball was killed by police in October 2015, but attempts to obtain official documents have left many unanswered questions and a community outraged
Since 26-year-old Ricky Ball was shot and killed by police in October, the black community in Columbus, Mississippi, has grappled with questions that don’t have clear answers.
Why did police shoot Ball that night? Why did a string of police officials resign in the months that followed? And why did police claim Ball stole a gun from a police officer’s home only after his death?
Attempts to obtain police documents about the case have raised a new question: why did police release two different versions of events from the shooting?
Documents obtained by the Guardian show police altered a document labeled “uniform incident report” in Ball’s death. An initial version published by the Commercial Dispatch said an officer “tased” Ball before he fled. A new version of the incident report released to the Guardian does not include any mention of Taser use.
“One of these two reports is not true,” said Philip Broadhead, director of the criminal appeals clinic at the University of Mississippi law school. Broadhead said he’s never seen an incident report altered the way the document was in this case. “For police officers to offer up this type of information in the form of an incident report as sworn law officers … It’s a violation of their oath.”