March 17, 2013

Citizens air concerns about police brutality


— MACON (AP) — More than 60 Macon residents expressed concern over alleged police brutality and racial profiling at a community meeting with Mayor Robert Reichert.

The event Saturday was prompted by the death of Sammie Davis Jr. who was shot by Macon Police Officer Clayton Sutton in December at a Macon supermarket.. Davis was unarmed.

Macon resident Edward Davenport said that prior to Davis’ death, he gave a list of complaints to the mayor concerning officers whose names had surfaced regarding brutality complaints in the black community.” He claimed the mayor took no action.

A report on macon.com said (http://bit.ly/16BOf6d ) that a woman alleged her eight-year-old son was handcuffed for tossing pinecones.

The forum was organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the U.S. Department of Justice.