NAACP, Black Muslims say move to bypass state police in death is racially motivated

Family of David Harris hires two law firms to pursue his “wrongful” death: Nationally known civil rights attorney Carol Powell Lexing and the Pleasant, Williams, Miley-Banks Law Group. Both attorneys challenging city’s attempt to hide video footage of the Harris death.

Should abuse of force or in-custody death issues in Monroe continue to be investigated by the Louisiana State Police?

  The local NAACP and the Nation of Islam say “yes” and both organizations want the Monroe City Government to opt-out of plans by seven North Louisiana Sherriffs to do their own investigations of alleged police misconduct.

   Tuesday night at the Monroe City Council meeting, Minister Verbon Muhammad, leader of the Monroe Study Group of the Nation of Islam, urged the city council to instruct the Mayor…


Log in to read the remainder of this story. Download the free iPhone or Android App to keep up to date on new posting and archives from years ago.