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.
Philadelphia’s NAACP chapter has called for a new trial for the demolition contractor sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for his involvement in the deadly Salvation Army building collapse in 2013. Griffin Campbell is one of two Black men criminally charged in the building’s collapse.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland branch of the NAACP will petition a judge this morning to release transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings. The hearing will happen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case.
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.
BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in 2015 has ended in a mistrial.
The North Carolina NAACP on Friday announced that it will ask a federal judge to deny a conservative group’s request to delay the state elections board from certifying the results of the November election. The NAACP chapter’s move comes in case filed by the conservative Civitas Center in November.
The Alabama NAACP State Conference issued a statement today criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The statement mentioned Sessions’ failure to win Senate confirmation as a federal judge in 1986 after he was accused of making racially charged comments.
Attorneys from the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville are suing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. They allege the department’s automatic license suspension program for unpaid court fees and fines violates the 14th Amendment, equal protection under the law and due process. Since the suit was filed, the NAACP and the U.S.