Mississippi police officer arrested in baby death

November 21, 2011 - 7:25 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson, Miss., police detective has been charged with felony child abuse following the death of a 1-year-old girl.

Police spokeswoman Colendula Green tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/rFaFps ) officers were called on Sunday to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where they found Aubrey Brown had injuries to her abdominal area. The baby died about two hours later.

Green says police arrested 36-year-old Natyyo Gray, who is assigned to the department's vice and narcotics unit. An autopsy is planned, and charges could be upgraded depending on the results.

It's unclear whether Gray has an attorney.