Promotion for Greenwood Officer Who Caused a Murder Mistrial?

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood police officer who caused a mistrial by texting prosecutors from the witness stand may soon have her detective status restored. Jeri Bankston’s possible promotion has angered the mother of the victim whose case was trashed. 29-year-old Lakeyla Broom was fatally stabbed in 2014. Her husband was charged with murder and eventually freed after a judge ruled he couldn’t be tried again without violating double jeopardy. Bankston was the chief investigator and the prosecution’s lead witness during the 2017 trial but indictment was tossed and a mistrial declared days into the trial when the judge learned Bankston had been texting prosecutors. Bankston was demoted from lieutenant to patrol officer.


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  1. So if she cant get up there and tell the truth, why in the hell would she get a promotion

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