Kenya McCarty

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Service Record

Jackson Mississippi Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended February 2023.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Drug Possession

Kenya McCarty 2021 booking photo
Kenya McCarty (2021)

On December 17, 2021, police responded to a call of people smoking marijuana in a park, and found off-duty officers McCarty and Darius Short in possession of marijuana and "paraphernalia".[2]

The incident was captured on the responding officer's body-worn camera.[2]

Response Timeline

McCarty and Short were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and an open container violation.[2]

McCarty and Short were placed on paid administrative leave.[2]

2022 Death of Keith Murriel

Response Timeline

In January 2023, McCarty was placed on administrative leave with pay.[3]

In February 2023, McCarty was fired.[1]

In April 2023, Murriel's family filed a lawsuit against officers Land, McCarty, Cazinova Reed, and Willis for using excessive force and failing to render aid.[4]

On May 24, 2023, a grand jury indicted McCarty for second-degree murder.[5]

2023 Drug Possession

This incident occurred after McCarty had been fired.
Kenya McCarty 2023 booking photo
Kenya McCarty (2023)

Response Timeline

On February 22, 2023, McCarty was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm, and an open container violation.

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