Restitution Set in 2006 Raid

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Former Jackson police officers Michael Recio and Marcus Wright will pay Jennifer Sutton $15,000, split equally, for damage caused to her duplex during a police-style raid in 2006.

Recio and Wright were on the raid with then-Mayor Frank Melton. Wright and Recio, who were bodyguards for Melton, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in September.

Melton died shortly before his retrial on federal civil rights charges as a result of the raid.

Wednesday in federal court in Jackson, the two agreed to pay damages to Sutton and her tenant, Evans Welch, for losses. Welch will receive $5,000.
Sutton has a civil suit pending against the city.

Federal prosecutors said Melton led a group of young men wielding sledgehammers on an assault on the house, which the mayor said was a drug haven.

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