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Mississippi Cop Charged with Killing Basketball Coach

by Greg Smith | Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Sometimes, we need to remember it’s just a game. A Mississippi police officer has been charged with killing a basketball coach after the two got into an argument during the game that the cop was a ref in. The argument turn physical after the game and the coach, Justin Griffin was killed. From the Clarion-Ledger:

The Jackson Police Department has arrested Joshua Adams, 37, also a Hinds County deputy, in the death of Justin Griffin, 25. Adams was off-duty and had refereed a basketball game at the Mississippi Basketball and Athletics facility on Westbrook Road shortly before he and Griffin ended up fighting.

JPD Assistant Chief Lee Vance said Griffin took exception with some of the play calling, and after the game was over, Adams approached him and the argument resumed. It was around that time that Vance said Adams struck Griffin, who fell to the ground. The injuries he sustained would lead to his death Monday.

What a tragic situation.

There was another officer involved that has been placed on leave. This should have never gotten to this point. Your heart has to go out to Griffin’s family after a tragedy like this.


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