Black Lives Matter Of The Lehigh Valley Investigating Allentown Incident
Black Lives Matter of the Lehigh Valley hold emergency meeting to decide how the local politicians will respond and what will happen next to police officers caught on video where one officer placed his knee on “a black man’s neck during an arrest”.
BLM’s investigation will include reviewing the officer’s body camera footage and any other evidence they decide they want. BLM’s preliminary investigation thus far has determined that they are “pretty solid” that at least one officer caught on video violated their policy on police officer us of force during the arrest and all the “officers seen in the video should be suspended.”
BLM Issues Statement
The [Black Lives Matter of the Lehigh Valley] founder, Justan Parker, doesn’t see any scenario where police would be justified in holding down the man under an officer’s knee. “Our stance on that is still pretty solid,” he said. He still wants to review body camera footage of the incident and wants the officers involved to be held accountable.
The organizer of Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley met with city officials for hours, during which he was assured city police are properly trained.
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Justan Parker works with Black Lives Matter of the Lehigh Valley, an organization that posted a citizen video of Allentown police restraining a man July 11, 2020. He and other activists met July 12 to discuss the incident.
The group’s founder, Justan Parker, doesn’t see any scenario where police would be justified in holding down the man under an officer’s knee.
“Our stance on that is still pretty solid,” he said. He still wants to review body camera footage of the incident and wants the officers involved to be held accountable.
Publish that story. Correct city doesn’t even matter, just that a police officer “put his knee on a blacks man’s neck”.
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