MATA guard indicted in death of man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Area Transit Authority security guard has been indicted for the death of a man who was on a MATA bus last May.

Adicus Mitchell, 50, is charged with aggravated assault.

A MATA bus was at the North End Terminal when James Gray was hurt.

Mitchell who worked for Pro Tech Security, was responding to an unruly passenger complaint.

It appears when, “Gray would not get off the bus in a timely manner he, Mitchell, pushed Gray out the door.”

Gray, 68, was in the hospital until he died August 3.

Mitchell faces up to 3 to 15 years in prison. and is currently free on $40,000 bond.

25 comments

  • 122811

    He gets charge for pushing a man who later died but police can kill an unarmed 18 year old and walks free……God bless America

      • snowchimpwhitestink

        Bobalu, the old man in this case was taking to long to get off the bus and this animal pushed him and all mata bus in memphis has video camera hence the indictment so stop beleving everything negative whwn nwgro concerned

    • cryme2rivers

      A 6’4 300lb 18 year old who hit in officer in the face and attempted to take his weapon. Lets at least be honest and stop with the lies and theatrics. #darrenwilsonisinnocent

      • snowchimpwhitestink

        Crymeriver, save your lies dude never touched that officer in Missouri and according to the store owners attorney they never called the police and reported a robbery snow chimp interview is on YouTube so go smoke your meth loser

      • MEMPHISSUX

        CRYYOU2OCEANS FOOL YOU ARE REALLY A MEDIA WHORE!!! Those are lies to justify what happened to that kid. the officer should be sent to jail for life. what happen to shooting someone in the leg? hmmm

      • snowchimpwhitestink

        Crymeriver, save your lies dude never touched that officer in Missouri and according to the store owners attorney they never called the police and reported a robbery snow chimp interview is on YouTube so go smoke your meth loser you crying because ya girl shagged a blk dude

      • Rude Druid

        There are a lot of lies being spread by the right-wing media about the Ferguson police murder. Let’s let the FBI handle this, and not the Ferguson police and their K KK auxiliaries. And not their ra cist supporters on this thread.

        It’s amazing the knucklewlaking creatures that emerge from the redneck shadows whenever cops kill a black person.

  • Sam

    Why don’t you get your facts right!!!! Grand Jury is already in looking at the issue in Il about the 18yr!!!!If this was a Black on Black issue it would not even make the news!! or if it was a white on black !!!!! same thing would not make the news!!!!

  • THINKBOUTTHAT

    The problem is everyone is looking at color thats not the problem the problem is the BRUTALITY of the police the guy in Wisconsin was white shot by white officers( Mike Bell) and the officers got away with that murder too….. they are not the military and they act as if this is a war.

  • John T. Dwyer

    Memphis, The County, and the Nation, had better get used to this sort of thing. Private security guards have very few restrictions on them like police officers or sheriff deputies. There is no cover of Title 18, section 242. If one of these people beats your brains out, or even kills you. No more than the average citizen would face.
    Oh you can sue them afterward, but they really don’t have to pay all at once and even then, the security company has a bevy of lawyers prepared to defend until you settle for pennies on the dollar. If this guy was his own company, good luck getting anything! Insurance companies love this sort of thing!
    Remember the rich white guy from Germantown who got body slammed down on Beale street years ago by a private guard? He filed charges—the guy got off. He filed suit—he got ER medical bill only and no attorney fees!.

    It really isn’t a racial thing at all and shouldn’t be. A man got roughed up and thrown off a bus and landed bad enough for it to eventually kill him. He was bound to be loved by somebody and therein lies the tragedy.

    I say you better get used to it because many police/sheriff officers will not get involved unless absolutely necessary and for good reason. They don’t want to pay out money to some sue happy attorney or ruffians. Private Security is the way to go these days. Look at the troublesome apartments, nobody crosses these on site guards. You do so at risk of life and limb.

    The old song goes: “Teach your children well…..” this should include how the times, they are a changin’. Security guards are not your gramaw’s gate guards anymore. They say jump, you better ask how high and how quick!

    • Rude Druid

      +1

      We need a LOT more prosecution of security guards and cops in Memphis.

      Security guards are generally thu ggy police wannabes or gang rejects.

      We must POLICE THE POLICE. And all the police wannabes.

    • Rude Druid

      Security guards at apartment complexes provide little security and are racist bullies toward Hispanics. Probably toward everyone else, too.

      Security companies often hire people with multiple felonies as guards and give them firearms, which in itself is a FELONY.

  • Rude Druid

    We need to establish CIVILIAN command over police forces, make every cop wear a copcam, melt down ALL their military weapons, and retrain them to be PEACE OFFICERS instead of the ENEMY OCCUPYING ARMY that they have become.

    We also need a Civilian Review Board with subpoena power and a professional staff to investigate complaints against MPD. We need to CURB THE COPS.

    • badinfluence

      Preach it brotha! AND it should be legal for any and all black males over the age of ten, to walk into any store in the memphis area and take any gun and shells that they like. They should also be free to take the best tennis shoes, pants that only come half way up their youknowwhat and and hoodies of any color. They should never be charged for any crime, especially if it is against whitey! If another brotha has something that they want, it should not be a crime if they shoot him dead as long as they take the object that fascinated them. There should not be any charge for tattos, or gold teeth as long as the tat artist and dentist are white. If they live past the age of 18, they should receive food stamps and welfare….also the federal government should supply them with a house and crotchrocket…..ALL FREE! In another 200 years, the score will be even and whitey will have paid his debt for bringing us from our native countries.

      • snowchimpwhitestink

        Spoken like a true dumb foolush white I tell you what go tell a jew forget the holocaust tell your white record company owners to stop prmoting this rap brainwashing to my ppl fund the schools stop flooding my community with guns and drugs then get back to me when blks establish a wealthy country off free white Labour then complain you create the condtions then cry about the aftermath like a fluff boy. I don’t agree with rioting unless its in whitey areas not ppl of colour area steven askew,mike brown the list goes on you whites are a ravenous virus upon the earth ask native americans,inca,blacks,Asians everywhere u go death and destruction follows like the middle east

      • snowchimpwhitestink

        Silly white SNOWCHIMPWHITESTINK
        Spoken like a true dumb foolush white I tell you what go tell a jew forget the holocaust tell your white record company owners to stop prmoting this rap brainwashing to my ppl fund the schools stop flooding my community with guns and drugs then get back to me when blks establish a wealthy country off free white Labour then complain you create the condtions then cry about the aftermath like a fluff boy. I don’t agree with rioting unless its in whitey areas not ppl of colour area steven askew,mike brown the list goes on you whites are a ravenous virus upon the earth ask native americans,inca,blacks,Asians everywhere u go death and destruction follows like the middle east

  • Kay

    Police are out gunned,outmanned, they are always wrong no matter what they do,if they don’t see things like u do. Keep killing each other,more job security for police nurses and firemen. Best thing to do is move out of here if possible. It is sinking very fast

    • Rude Druid

      MPD has a huge problem with cronyism and nepotism. Th ugs hire fellow th ugs. The Herenton generation of cops are just about all common street th ugs.

      We need PROFESSIONAL standards for MPD, and those already on the force who cannot be retrained up to professional standards — the norm in NORMAL cities in America — need to be fired, every one of them. Same goes for re neck th ugs as well.

      MPD has ZERO credibility.

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