Following the posting on social media about an arrest that occurred April 19, Senatobia Police Department went to Senatobia Housing Authority to secure and view video footage of the happenings of that night.
Tate Record arrived on scene to question why the police were involved but was informed by a lady identifying herself as an attorney for the Housing Authority that there would be no statement made.
When asked to why she could not identify herself, the lady stated that it was a racial issue.
“Does Ginger Miller have to identify herself?” said the unidentified woman.
Ginger Miller is the City Attorney for the City of Senatobia.
The unidentified woman was informed that Ginger Miller was a known person and her identity was not questioned.
The attorney in question was later identified by Police Chief Richard Chandler as Mildred LeSure.
According to Chandler, the police were on scene to view the security footage from the Housing Authority.
“This is the first time we’ve been denied access,” said Chandler. “We’ve had access several times in the past but this footage involves a juvenile in custody, we wanted to look into it. We were informed by Michelle Richardson that they did not have a policy in place to dictate the release of the footage.”
According to Chandler, a search warrant was issued at 12:05 p.m. by Judge Nick Smith for the security footage involving the arrest on April 19. The warrant was issued for the security footage involving the video surveillance of a video culminating in thousands of views on Facebook.
Chandler said they wanted to obtain a copy of the video from the Housing Authority. He said the police wanted a copy of the video to compare to released footage. Chandler specified the date in question.
“The events surrounding the April 19 incident and leading up to the arrests which occurred on that date,” said Chandler. The attorney was given a chance to respond but chose to make the following statement.
“We have no statement. We will not be making statements.”