Ground Breaking Police Policy Faces First Test
JUSTICE4PEDIE IS JUSTICE4ALL
In January 2016, the Richmond City Council responded to a grassroots social justice movement by establishing a new police accountability policy desiigned to protect Richmond residents from unjust police violence by holding police accountable for such actions. The new procedure requires a special investigaion, independent of the Police and District Attorney, of any police killing or serious injury caused by police. If successful, this new policy could inspire other cities across America to follow its example as a measure to stop the epdemic of unjust police violence that plagues our nation.
The first test of this landmark policy will be the case of Pedie Perez, a young man shot and killed by Richmond Police Officer Jensen on September 14, 2014, leading to widespread community concern over a possible cover-up.
The social justice movement, the people of Richmond, and the whole nation are watching. Attend this public forum which will outline the facts of this case, the progress of the investigation, and the implications for the broader struggle for justice here in Richmond and across the nation.
Justice4Pedie Community Meeting
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Vice Mayor, City of Richmond; Candidate for State Assembly, 15 AD (2018)
Councilmember, Richmond City Council
(OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE BEING INVITED)
Saturday, June 24, 2017 4-6 PM
Doors open at 3:30, forum starts promptly at 4 pm
Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Community Room
325 Civic Center Plaza. Richmond, CA 94804
Richmond Progressive Alliance, Oscar Grant Committee, and
Veterans for Peace, East Bay Chapter
For info: Gene Ruyle 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com