Greg Capers

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Service Record

Indianola Mississippi Police Department

Rank Sergeant
Last Known Status Suspended[1]

Commendations

2021 Policeman of the Year

On May 24, 2021, Capers was named the Indianola Chamber Main Street Policeman of the Year.[2]

Incident Reports

2022 Arrest of Kelvin Franklin

On December 30, 2022, Franklin's fiance called police after an argument. Capers and another officer arrived. Franklin notified the officers that he was carrying a firearm. The second officer took the firearm and handcuffed Franklin. Capers drew his handgun and pointed it at Franklin before holstering it and drawing his taser. Capers tased Franklin several times and choked him, claiming that the handcuffed Franklin was resisting arrest.[3]

The incident was captured on body-worn cameras and a personal camera.[3]

Response Timeline

On August 28, 2023, Franklin sued the city, the police chief, and Capers for violations of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights and other claims.[3]

2023 Shooting of Aderrien Murry

Body-worn camera footage

On May 20, 2023, 11-year-old Murry called police to report a domestic disturbance at the request of his mother.[1][4]

Officers ordered the occupants of the house to exit with their hands up. The family claims that Murry was running toward the door when Capers shot him.[4]

Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived.[4]

The incident was captured on body-worn cameras and possibly by cameras at a nearby business, which have not been released.[5][6]

Response Timeline

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) opened an investigation and will report to the state attorney general's office.[5]

Capers was suspended with pay.[1]

In May 2023, Murry's family filed a civil lawsuit against the city, Capers, and other officers, alleging the use of excessive force in violation of Murry's Fourth Amendment rights.[1]

On June 12, 2023, Capers was suspended without pay.[1]

On December 13, 2023, a grand jury refused to indict Capers. The District Attorney announced that no further actions would be taken.[7]

On January 5, 2024, the MBI released the body-worn camera video. ‎

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