Carlos Moore, the civil attorney who represents the alleged victim in the case of father and son accused of shooting at a FedEx driver in an unmarked van has called for the Department of Justice to investigate the Brookhaven Police Department.
On Thursday, after the criminal trial resulted in a mistrial, following the discovery that a Brookhaven detective did not turn over a video of an interview to the prosecution or the defense, Moore issued the following statement:
Today, a mistrial was declared in the state prosecution against Gregory and Brandon Case due to withheld evidence by the Brookhaven Police Department (BPD). Attorney Carlos E. Moore, representing the victim D’Monterrio Gibson, expresses disappointment in this outcome and calls for thorough investigation into the conduct of BPD.
“A mistrial is not just an administrative setback but a delay in justice for Mr. Gibson and his family,” says Moore. “The negligence from BPD in withholding crucial evidence cannot be overlooked.”
In response to this event, Attorney Moore has reached out to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The DOJ is currently monitoring the developments in this case as it deliberates on initiating a federal hate crime prosecution against the Cases. Moore has also requested the DOJ to investigate BPD for potential obstruction of justice.
“We hope that the DOJ’s involvement will help shed light on this matter and ensure that justice is served,” states Moore. “Law enforcement agencies must uphold the highest standards of integrity and transparency, especially when the pursuit of justice is at stake.”
The Cochran Firm Mississippi Delta remains committed to seeking justice for D’Monterrio Gibson and ensuring that the legal process is fair, transparent, and accountable.