KINGFISH — Crisler’s shooting: What is the REST of the story?

Jackson Mayoral candidate (and alleged front-runner) Marshand Crisler makes the point to remind us in his current advertising he was shot in the line of duty. On his website he states:
“In 1992, he was honorably discharged from the US Marines and joined the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department as a narcotics investigator where he had several assignments as a contract agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the FBI and DEA. In 1993, he received the distinguished meritorious award for valor for acts of courage and being shot in the line of duty.” Campaign website His current mailout highlights his shooting in the bullet points.

The only record located which reports an officer being shot in 1993 was during the service of a warrant by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. But that is only part of the story.

In 1993, the federal government prosecuted the head of the HCSO Narc unit, Captain Danny Woods, who was Crisler’s boss. Law enforcement sources (and corroborated a good deal by the attached articles above) have told JJ they went to serve a warrant. A deputy was shot as they apparently dressed up in their ninja suits, wore bulletproof vests, and served the no-knock warrant on the wrong home (See p.8 of attachment) according to sources. In the stories linked above, McMillin refused to name the deputy shot. In this case and another one, several members of the narc unit were accused of some shenanigans as they were prosecuted by the federal government allegedly planting drugs on suspects.

The Clarion-Ledger reported:
“Scott Turner, who pleaded guilty Jan.6 to a charge of conspiring to violate the civil rights of an arrested man, said former narcotics unit Capt. Danny Woods put crack cocaine in a matchbox found during an April 23 arrest and tampered with drug evidence in a second case.
Turner, 28, of XXX, said federal prosecutors have agreed not to charge him in the second evidence-tampering incident “and in a case where my partner was shot and I lied about where the evidence was found.”
“I stated the evidence was found in the defendant’s right front pocket,” Turner said, describing the shooting. “The defendant in that case did not possess crack cocaine. All he did was shoot my partner in the chest.”
The shooting occurred April 2 at Metro Manor Apartments… The deputy, whose name was not made public, was wearing a bullet-resistant vest. The vest deflected the bullet.”
Turner said he pleaded guilty because he knowingly put false information on the evidence tag, an affidavit, and an arrest warrant.”

Jackson Jambalaya
4/27/9