One thousand mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of 39-year-old Jonathan Sanders who died after he was reportedly held in a chokehold by a cop.
Father-of-two Sanders, who had been driving a horse and buggy, died after a fight with a Stonewall police officer in neighboring Lauderdale County.
There are conflicting stories of what happened on the night.
The Guardian reported that at the funeral at in the Family Life Center Church in Quitman speaker Dennis Evans said: ‘When you put heat to the kettle, the pressure begins.’When you turn up the heat, the water starts to boil. And finally when the pressure gets too high, the kettle whistles. That’s us whistling, now, calling for justice for Jonathan.’