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