- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Winston-Salem leaders and ministers are demanding more information about the death of a black man in police custody, including footage from the officers’ body cameras.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1NLrljo) the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity wants prosecutors to release video involving the death Wednesday of 31-year-old Travis Nevelle.

Police said Page died after an officer used pepper spray to subdue him following a brief struggle. They were arresting him after receiving a report of a weapon being fired.

City Manager Lee Garrity and Mayor Allen Joines say they also want authorities to release the video. Prosecutors say the video is part of a criminal investigative record and is not public record.

The four white officers involved in the arrest are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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