Black Lawyers Announce Demonstration, Investigation of Fairfax County Police

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Black Lawyers For Justice: Attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia will be joined by community activists to announce a formal investigation into the Fairfax County Police Department’s use of force against African-Americans.
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Virginia police officer Tyler Taylor tasering unarmed Black man--in alleged case of mistaken identity.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 4 pm, Attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia will be joined by community activists to announce a formal investigation into the Fairfax County Police Department’s use of force against African-Americans. The group will a demonstration at the Fairfax County Police Department.

“The recent tasering incident of June 5, 2020, by Fairfax County Officer Tyler Timberlake is truly the tip of the iceberg, from the complaints we are receiving," said Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. National President, Black Lawyers for Justice. "Through litigation review and Freedom of Information Act and other legal measures, Black Lawyers for Justice will be reviewing citizen complaints, community complaints, personnel records, lawsuits, and discrimination that has been alleged is in fact correct. We expect the Chief of Police Ed Roessler, Jr. and the County Executive and the County Council to fully comply with our vigorous investigation.”

Officer Timberlake apparently tasered the wrong unarmed Black man. At one point, this Black man is heard saying "I can't breathe."

SEE: Fairfax County Officer Charged After Using Taser on Civilian https://patch.com/virginia/ greateralexandria/fairfax- county-officer-charged-after- using-taser-civilian

The investigation will be completed inside 120 days. Periodic updates and the status of our findings or obstacles in seeking information will occur. Full details will be announced Tuesday, 07.14.2020 at 4 pm.

Any African-American or minority Fairfax County resident who has been a victim of excessive force or false arrest by Fairfax County Police are urged to call 301.513.5445 or Black Lawyers for Justice website www.blackrightsmatter. org

The results of the BLFJ investigation will determine whether a recommendation for defunding the Fairfax County Police Department will occur.

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