Reinstated: Black Mississippi cop back on the job after confronting racists at Civil Rights Museum
Capitol Police have reinstated Officer Wardell Jackson, less than a day after being fired for confronting a man waving Confederate Flag in front of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Clarion Ledger reported Saturday.
Video of the officer confronting members of the “Delta Flaggers” as they protested.
Officer Jackson was fired on Monday, then rehired on Wednesday and is suspended until next Monday.
“I did my job,” Officer Jackson said. “I kept them off property. Now I’m being punished.”
Although rehired, Officer will now be working the midnight shift.
Waving Confederate battle flags in front of the Civil Rights Museum is “almost like desecration” explained state Rep. Kathy Sykes (D-Jackson).
“Hopefully in the future our employees won’t be subject to harassment on their job,” Rep. Sykes continued.
In the video, Officer Jackson can be heard saying, “Sir, sir, stop acting the fool, and get over there off the sidewalk.”