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NAACP, community leaders call for transparency

Posted at 9:08 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 00:10:36-04

The Lafayette NAACP and various community leaders held a press conference on Wednesday calling for transparency on police encounters with the African-American community.

The event was held at the Imani Temple in Lafayette.

At the conference were family members and victims of police brutality, including the families of Nathaniel McCoy and Curtis Francis.

Organizers say as the list of victims grows, the calls for justice grow louder.

"The pain that our family members are going through, it's nothing to do with this legal system," explained Bishop John Milton. "It is, however, retributions should be made. There should be something done to meet the needs of the people."

Lafayette NAACP President Marja Broussard said that while some progress has been made, still more should happen.

"The ongoing practice of police brutality and improper use of force, especially against African-American citizens, has got to stop," she said. "While we are pleased with the small changes made by the Lafayette Police Department's Use of Force policy, we still have a long way to go."

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