- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Activists are planning a march in Tempe to protest police brutality.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2d4dLuo ) that the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, an activist who has been leading protests against police brutality in metro Phoenix, is planning to block the Mill Avenue Bridge on Monday morning to protest justice for two African Americans who were separately killed by Arizona officers.

The demonstration is meant to protest for Dalvin Hollins and Michelle Cusseaux. Hollins was fatally shot July 27 by a Tempe police lieutenant. The officer was pursuing Hollins after a robbery nearby.

Cusseaux was shot in August 2014 after she reportedly confronted officers holding a hammer over her head.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office ruled there was no criminal wrongdoing but the Phoenix Police Department’s Use of Force Board found the officer violated department policy.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com



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