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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Senatobia Police


SENATOBIA, Miss.–Improper arrest and sexual assault are two of the accusations in a $10 million federal lawsuit filed against Senatobia Police Chief Richard Chandler and Officer Willis McNeil by attorney Carlos Moore, on behalf of Shanterra Jackson.

In a news release from Moore’s office, he says the chief and the officer pulled Jackson over in August 2023, sexually assaulted her in the woods, then arrested her without cause.
The officers deny the accusations.
The lawsuit, which claims Civil Rights violations, also names the City of Senatobia as a defenday.
“Jackson has endured significant mental, emotional, and physical trauma, underscoring the need for accountability and justice for the egregious actions of the Senatobia Police Department,” said Moore.
In response Chandler released the following statement:
In the complaint, Attorney Moore makes allegations against Defendant Willis McNeil and says that McNeil was on duty for the Senatobia Police Department.  Attorney Moore’s allegation is blatantly false. The City and Chief Richard Chandler look forward to responding to Attorney Moore’s allegations in more detail through the proper legal channels. There will be no further statements from the City or Chief Chandler on the pending litigation.