Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – During a Thomas County Commission meeting NAACP President of Thomas County Lucinda Brown called for the resignation of sheriff Carlton Powell. If he does not resign, Brown said Tuesday the group would look into filling a petition for recall.
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.