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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY
CONDEMNING GRAND JURY NOT INDICTING OFFICERS IN KASHAD ASHFORD KILLING!
On Thursday, September 24th, the People’s Organization for Progress (POP) and the family of Kashad Ashford will host an emergency press conference to condemn a State grand jury’s decision to not indict four officers involved in the police killing of Kashad Ashford!
The press conference will take place at the Peter Rodino Federal Building, 970 Broad Street, Newark at 4:30pm. Last year, on September 16th, Ashford was shot nine times in the head after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in Lyndhurst and rendered him unconscious.
The State grand jury handed down their decision not to indict today.
Just last week POP and the family held a rally in front of the Lyndhurst police department to mark the one year anniversary of Ashford’s death.
“True to form grand juries in New Jersey just will not indict police officers in killings like this,” said a visibly upset Lawrence Hamm, founder chairman for the People’s Organization for Progress. “That is why we demand an immediate federal civil rights investigation into his case.”
Hamm will be joined by Ashford’s family, friends and other supporters.
THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS
P.O. BOX 22505
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101
CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM