DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Representatives from the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP are to present an analysis of police dash camera video in the officer-involved shooting of Jerime Mitchell during a news conference at 5:30 p.m. today at the African-American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
The Raleigh-Apex branch of the NAACP is looking into the Nov. 6 case in which one man shot and killed another in defense of his female neighbor, who was stabbed multiple times. “Our legal redress team met today and decided that we will investigate this incident,” Rev.
BRIDGEPORT – The NAACP of Greater Bridgeport is seeking a federal investigation into the policies and practices of the Bridgeport Police Department following the demotions of Lt. Lonnie Blackwell and Capt. Robert Sapiro in connection with a phony racist letter that was distributed in the department.
At a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, the NAACP and members of the clergy announced that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the police shooting death of an African-American male named Keith Lamont Scott.
On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Minister Corine Mack argued that “it doesn’t really matter” if Keith Lamont Scott had a gun when he was shot by police. Mack said that the police should release video of the Scott incident.
The state and local NAACP chapters and the Muskogee Christian Ministers Union are calling for a “full transparent investigation” of the events surrounding the pepper spraying of an 84-year-old woman and the electrical stunning of her son. Officer Michelle Casady pepper sprayed Geneva Smith, 84, on Aug.
The Lima Chapter of the NAACP held a news conference Friday accusing local law enforcement of racial profiling. “We are protesting the systemic oppression of law enforcement that is aimed at the minority population, especially toward African American males. Racial profiling and sentences disparities amongst minorities in the judicial system are at an all time high,” said Rev.