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questions because of a lawsuit he filed.
The sheriff is suing Public Defender Jake Lockert for defamation because
of comments he made about a 2011 beating at the hands of several
now-former Humphreys County deputies.
Lockert represented the man at the center of that beating Darrin Ring.
He has long maintained Sheriff Davis stood by and watched.
"Everything that I've read and been told indicates to me that he was
there," said Lockert.
Sheriff Davis claims he wasn't at the scene until after that beating.
His complaint accuses Lockert of disregarding the truth.
"Lockert knew that Davis had never witnessed any alleged beating and had
never allowed any alleged beating to occur. Yet, knowing this, he
published a false account of Davis' actions at the scene of the Ring
incident in complete disregard for the truth," wrote Davis' attorney
His lawsuit against Lockert gave the Public Defender's attorney the
right to ask the Sheriff some personal questions in a deposition last
The transcript and video of that question and answer session was just
released to the public.
Among the questions it details include a discussion about an alleged
Lockert's attorney John Griffith asked the sheriff if he has ever had
sex in his office with that woman.
"I'm trying to remember. I don't remember Mr. Griffith," said Davis.
The transcript of those questions is important because Davis is now
facing a lawsuit that could remove him from office.
Another line of questioning involved seized 4 wheelers Sheriff Davis
Lockert's attorney asked Davis if his children ride those 4 wheelers.
"Yeah my son's rode it before," said Davis.
Saturday, August 25 2012, 01:28 AM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.