FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Troy Blackwell, 646.828.0844 Troy.Blackwell@berlinrosen.com Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger being fired after manslaughter charges in a bizarre shooting that killed Botham Jean. Scott Roberts, Senior Campaign Director at Color […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Troy Blackwell, 646.828.0844, Troy.Blackwell@berlinrosen.com
New York, NY – Today, Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to the Dallas Grand Jury indictment of Amber Guyger, the police officer who killed Botham Jean, with murder charges.
Scott Roberts, Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change:
“Today’s decision from the Dallas grand jury to indict Officer Amber Guyger is the first step in the right direction to ensuring justice for Botham Jean, his family, and all of us who are demanding an end to police violence.
Murder has always been the appropriate charge for Officer Guyger. For months, Color Of Change and over 170K of our members have demanded that Officer Guyger not be exempt from the law and be held accountable for her actions. It was clear from the beginning that the city of Dallas’ response to the case was unacceptable. It was also evident that Amber received preferential treatment throughout this investigation because she was a police officer.
There is still a lot more work to be done, and Color Of Change will continue to hold abusive police officers accountable for their actions and target enablers of police brutality. The people of Dallas are counting on newly elected DA John Creuzot to lead a thorough and vigorous prosecution that results in a conviction. As a community we must continue to hold every actor in the criminal justice system accountable for state-sanctioned violence.”
More About Color Of Change:
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Visit www.colorofchange.org.