JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, George Robinson died from subdural hemorrhage caused by blunt force trauma.
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba called for a thorough investigation into Robinson’s death following social media allegations from the victim’s family that it was caused by excessive force from an officer with the Jackson Police Department.
Mayor Lumumba--who is currently in Washington, D.C. for a conference--released the following statement regarding Robinson’s death by homicide.
The coroner confirmed that Robinson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center the night of January 14.
According to Jackson police Chief James Davis, the city’s K-9 unit responded to a location on Jones Avenue in Washington Addition while searching for the suspect in the murder of a preacher.
During the search, Robinson was charged with a misdemeanor and given a field release, which is similar to a citation.
While receiving the field release, Robinson sustained an injury to his head.
His death has officially been ruled a homicide.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available.