Former Jackson police officer sentenced to jail time in teen assault case

The officer was accused of assaulting 19-year-old John Knight III during traffic stop

Former Jackson police officer sentenced to jail time in teen assault case
Vincent Lampkin was sentenced to six months in jail after assault case. Source: Facebook

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A former Jackson police officer accused of using excessive force against 19-year-old John Knight III has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Vincent Lampkin was sentenced on a simple assault charge and a simple assault to create fear charge in Hinds County Justice Court. He was sentenced to six months in jail on each charge.

He must also pay a $1,000 fine.

Knight III claimed the Lampkin yanked him out of his car and struck him for no reason.

A Jackson police officer accused of using excessive force against 19-year-old John Knight III has been fired, according to Interim JPD Chief Anthony Moore. Source: Facebook
A Jackson police officer accused of using excessive force against 19-year-old John Knight III has been fired, according to Interim JPD Chief Anthony Moore. Source: Facebook

Lampkin was originally placed on paid administrative leave, but was fired after an internal investigation.

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