@CvilleBLM kicking off rally celebrating wins of CRB: “We demanded a better resolution & it passed. We demanded a public applicant forum &we had it. We demanded that City Council dissolve the ineffective citizen advisory panel &they did,”
We need a CRB with “real investigative powers,” calls for the abolition of white supremacy, abolition of the institution of policing.
How are we supposed to trust this new chief of police?” Katrina of @CvilleBLM asks.
“We will not and cannot accept a half assed review board.” We will not be a cover-up for them.
The Civilian Review Board must be independent of Cville PD.
Officers did not violate policy b/c police don't have policy to review their own misconduct. “We have a lot of fights ahead of us.”
“Im calling out Pleasants, Otis, Thomas, Thomas, Hickey...I have you all in my mind. I have your name & I will have your badge number.”
Independent report of CPD determined Pleasants was not authorized to order VSP to use tear gas on J8. His response, now infamous, "you're damn right I gassed them,"
Doesn’t matter that this chief is a Black woman. What matters is transparency and relationship to community.”
Black residents of Cville have the right to complain but the decision comes back that the citizen is Wrong. 1/2