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Pearl family waits 6 weeks for accident report from JMAA police

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) – A Pearl family had to wait several weeks to get an accident report from Jackson Municipal Airport Authority officers.

“No reports are available. No staff are available. I don’t know what else to do,” said David Moss.

Moss said he was tired and discouraged after trying to get an accident report for 6 weeks from the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.

“My nephew was driving it. He was on Metro Parkway. A driver hit it, which ultimately caused the car to total,” Moss said.

According to Flowood Police, JMAA officers not only have jurisdiction over the airport, but also over much of Metro Parkway – where Moss’ nephew was shot.

“The Flowood police were on the scene. It was determined that the airport police had jurisdiction. I didn’t know they worked off campus. Apparently they do. And the airport police are working on the accident,” Moss said.

Moss says he bought a new car, assuming a police report would be out soon.

“I bought another vehicle for my sister so she can come and go to work. Otherwise, she would lose her job. I could tell walking in that we [were] will be a little late. I didn’t expect six weeks,” Moss said.

But for six weeks Moss and his family have not received a copy of the police report – and with Moss living solely on the disability, a new car with no reimbursement is hurting his annual budget.

“I make less than $15,000 a year. I bought this other vehicle for $12,000 cash. So I need money. That’s what it boils down to. I am in pain. I have rent to pay, bills to pay and everything,” Moss said.

3 On Your Side called JMAA about the crash report. According to Moss, hours later, JMAA officials emailed the report to the family, apologizing for the delay.

Moss said his next step is to take the report to his insurance company to get reimbursed for the replacement vehicle.

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