Public Integrity

The Mississippi Attorney General, through its Public Integrity Division (PID), is resolutely committed to accountability and transparency to all Mississippians. The PID is focused on ensuring trust in public service. It primarily investigates and prosecutes public corruption and white-collar crime, including investigations and review of officer involved shootings, allegations of improper uses of force, abuse of power, and other misconduct of public officials. PID is also responsible for the prosecution of distinct types of criminal cases, including insurance fraud, mail and wire fraud, public assistance fraud, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. The office therefore readily receives information regarding the potential violation of Mississippi law involving public integrity.

Special Victims Unit

The Attorney General’s Special Victims Unit is a specialized unit with the Public Integrity Division that focuses on crimes against vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, adults with special needs, as well as victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence. The unit is comprised of 12 investigators and prosecutors who are highly experienced and uniquely equipped at handling these types of victim-centered criminal cases.

To submit information regarding potential violations, please submit the public integrity complaint form here.

If you have questions about cases involving any of these matters, please email them here.

Lindsay Cranford,
Public Integrity

In addition to her position as an Assistant Attorney General and the Director of the Public Integrity Division, Lindsay is currently a member of the Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training (BLEOST) as well as a member of the Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force. She is a regular instructor for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA), the Mississippi Judicial College and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, teaching on the topics of cybercrime, Fourth Amendment law, digital evidence and human trafficking.

Lindsay previously served at the Attorney General’s Office as the Deputy Director of the Public Integrity Division and as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Cyber Crime Division where she prosecuted child exploitation crimes as a member of the Mississippi Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. During her 17-year law career, Lindsay has served in the capacity of both prosecutor and public defender, including as Chief Public Defender of the Pearl River County Public Defender’s Office, one of the few full-time public defense offices in the State of Mississippi, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Fifteenth Circuit Court District.

Lindsay received her B.A. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  As a law student, she was a member of Moot Court Board and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal.  In 2007, she was awarded Jackson Young Lawyers’ Outstanding Service Award by her peers.  Lindsay’s husband, Clay, is also a career prosecutor. She has two daughters.


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