Heated words exchanged after City Council meeting

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A heated verbal exchange between City Councilman David Cisco and L’Sana D’Jahspora, father of a man killed during an officer-involved shooting, took place after Monday morning’s City Council meeting. D’Jahspora’s son, Cinque D’Jahspora, was fatally shot during a confrontation with a Jackson police officer last November, and he wanted to address council members. “I was denied simply because they don’t want to address this issues of continued obstruction of justice with regard to my son’s execution,” D’Jahspora told WBBJ. The city’s attorney says D’Jahspora, like any citizen, must follow proper channels and get placed on the agenda. “I have not seen his name on the agenda,” city attorney Lewis Cobb said. “I have not seen a request to be on the agenda. Citizens, if they want to speak or address a matter, can request to be on the agenda, and generally they allow that.” D’Jahspora also addressed the police department, specifically Interim Chief Julian Wiser. “I’m getting all this attention from the officers,” D’Jahspora told officers who were present. “You [the police department] still have not given the family an official report after you executed my son November 6th.” City officials said they’ve responded to D’Jahspora’s request for police reports but say an address and phone number provided by him are invalid. The city’s attorney said no one is trying to hide anything. “If that’s his complaint, that’s got an easy solution — go to the police department, tell them what you want a copy of, pay for the copies and it’s solved,” Cobb said. In March, a grand jury declined to authorize charges in the case of Officer Raymond Bond, whom JPD identified as the officer who shot and killed Cinque D’Jahspora.

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