City of Jackson issues statement on petition to get local business shut down

City of Jackson issues statement on petition to get local business shut down (Image 1)

JACKSON, MS –  The hinds county district attorney’s office is working to get a controversial convenience store shut down.

This comes as jackson police officers partner with hinds county deputies to patrol the area around the store. The Hinds County DA filed a petition to get the Express Fuel time at the intersection of Bailey and Northside Drive shut down. He’s working with the city council to get the store declared a nuisance.

This comes as JPD has set up it’s mobile command center and officers are conducting checkpoints in that area. The latest incident at this store was Sunday night; that’s when a police officer was shot in the knee.

Cheif Lee Vance says, “We’re going to reestablish that this is an area that is safe. That people can travel without the fear of gunfire. Random gunfire like the other night that struck a Jackson police officer is absolutely unacceptable.”

The Mobile Command Center will be set up here and staffed with officers for the next two to three days.

“The 1st step for us is to ask for a temporary restraining order. From there we are seeking a permanent injunction. They can do what they like in terms of appealing it, we feel like we have a very strong case,” expressed DA Smith. The city of Jackson has released a statement on filing the petition to shut down the store. The official statement says:

“As of noon today, the Hinds County District Attorney filed a Petition For Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, Permanent Injunction and Other Relief, in the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi Chancery Court.  Mayor Tony T. Yarber, in his Official Capacity as Mayor of the City of Jackson was joined as a Petitioner.  The Office of the City Attorney, in conjunction with the Jackson Police Department, has provided supporting documentation to the District Attorney’s Office related to the need for law enforcement assistance at the Express Fuel, also known as the Jubilee Gas Station, located at 905 W. Northside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.  The City of Jackson is committed to supporting the District Attorney’s Office as they exercise their civil powers to ensure that the citizens of Jackson are safe from irreparable harm.”

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