February 22, 2024

Attorney Carlos E. Moore Files Federal Lawsuit Against City of Senatobia and Police Officers – Calls for Systemic Change

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Attorney Carlos E. Moore Files Federal Lawsuit Against City of Senatobia and Police Officers – Calls for Systemic Change

Attorney Carlos E. Moore and Latonya Eason outside Senatobia City Hall.

Grenada, MS – February 22, 2024 –Attorney Carlos E. Moore, representing Latonya Eason and her minor son, Q.E., announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against the City of Senatobia, Chief Richard Chandler, Officer Zachary Jenkins, and unidentified officers (John Does 1-4). This legal action stems from the distressing incident involving the arrest of a then 10-year-old child for a non-violent act, highlighting crucial concerns about the practices within the Senatobia Police Department.

“This lawsuit is not merely a pursuit of justice for Q.E. and the Eason family; it is a call for accountability and systemic change within law enforcement practices. We firmly believe that every individual, regardless of age, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect by those sworn to protect and serve,” stated Carlos E. Moore.

The incident in question raises serious questions about the adequacy of training, supervision, and the overall culture within the Senatobia Police Department. The Carlos Moore Law Group hopes that this legal action will shine a light on these concerns and prompt a thorough examination of the policies and procedures in place.

“By holding the City of Senatobia, Chief Richard Chandler, Officer Zachary Jenkins, and others accountable for their actions, we aim to send a clear message that such behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It is our firm belief that law enforcement agencies must prioritize the protection of citizens’ rights and well-being, especially when dealing with vulnerable populations such as children,” added Moore.

This lawsuit is not an attack on the entire law enforcement community but rather a call for reform where needed. The Carlos Moore Law Group acknowledges the challenges that law enforcement officers face daily and respects their dedication to public safety. However, the firm also asserts that accountability and transparency are crucial components of maintaining public trust in the justice system.

“Through this legal process, we hope to contribute to a broader conversation about the need for reform and improved training to prevent similar incidents in the future. Our commitment is not only to seek justice for Q.E. and the Eason family but also to advocate for positive change that benefits the community at large,” concluded Moore.

The Carlos Moore Law Group invites the community, the media, and concerned citizens to join them in demanding accountability and working towards a fair and just law enforcement system that prioritizes the well-being of all individuals, regardless of age or background.

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Media Contact:
Jay Mathis
Email: Media@morebymoore.com 

Background:

This case has gained national attention due to its broader implications for juvenile justice and concerns about racial disparities within the legal system. The Eason family’s decision not to accept the probation terms sparked public debate, prompting questions about the fairness of the initial sentencing.

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