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Toussaint Diamon Sims, 27
Moss Point, Mississippi
August 08, 2019

Agencies: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation | Moss Point Police Department Mississippi

Cause of death: shooting

Last updated: 9 months ago

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According to a release from the Moss Point Police Department, at around 6:30 p.m., officers received information that Toussaint Diamon Sims, 27, wanted on multiple felony warrants, was located at a convenience store in Pascagoula.

Officers of both the Pascagoula and Moss Point police departments attempted to arrest Sims at that location, but police said he fled in a vehicle, leading officers on a pursuit through Moss Point.

The pursuit ended on 2nd Street when the suspect’s vehicle became disabled. Sims then fled from officers on foot. During the foot pursuit, police said Sims displayed a firearm in a threatening manner. His actions caused the pursing officer to discharge his firearm, which fatally wounded Sims.

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In October 2019 an ongoing internal investigation found that the Moss Point police officer violated policy the evening he shot and killed Toussaint Diamon Sims.

After the killing, Moss Point-Jackson County NAACP president Curley Clark asked for the FBI to review for possible federal Civil Rights violations. He confirmed to WLOX News Now in July 2020 that the investigation was still ongoing.

On July 30, 2020, the family of Sims filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department, the city and the officer cleared in the shooting.

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