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Gulfport police officer involved in Jaheim McMillan’s death cleared by grand jury

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A grand jury has cleared the Gulfport police officer involved in the October death of 15-year-old Jaheim McMillan.

On Wednesday, the jury released a partial report after considering the incidents leading up to the officer shooting McMillan, stating that no criminal conduct had occurred.

For months, individuals have protested McMillan’s death after the teen was shot outside of a Family Dollar in Gulfport.

According to officials, McMillan died from a gunshot to the head after a police officer responded to a report that a group of teens was waving guns at passing drivers. Four individuals were arrested following the incident and were later charged with aggravated assault.

Earlier this month, a group of nearly two dozen protesters breached Gulfport’s City Hall and requested to speak with Mayor Billy Hewes. Five of the protesters were arrested on several charges for their actions during the disruption, as one officer was struck by a bullhorn after trying to gain control of the crowd.

Shortly after the jury handed down the decision, Gulfport police released the dashboard and bodycam footage of the incident.

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