Category Archives: Legal

Tamir Rice Grand Jury Transcripts Requested

Cleveland NAACP to petition judge for release of Tamir Rice grand jury transcript

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.

Murder Mistrial Statement

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Michael Slager Mistrial

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.

Normalized Racism

Alabama NAACP says Sessions appointment attempt to ‘normalize racism’

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.

Lawsuit Against DMV

NAACP and U.S. government respond to lawsuit against DMV

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.

Branch Sues Police Chief And City Manager

Pasadena NAACP serves city manager, police chief with body camera lawsuit during city meeting

An attorney representing the Pasadena Chapter of the NAACP served Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez with a lawsuit Monday, alleging the city improperly developed its policy on body cameras. The petition served during the public comment portion of the Public Safety Committee accuses the city of using a “bait-and-switch” application to get funding from the Department of Justice.