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Community Leaders Create List Of Demands For City Following Rayshard Brooks’ Death

NPU-V community leaders held a town hall and solidarity walk on June 26 at the site of Rayshard Brooks’ shooting death.
NPU-V community leaders held a town hall and solidarity walk on June 26 at the site of Rayshard Brooks’ shooting death.
Credit Courtesy of DeMicha Luster

Following the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, several South Atlanta community leaders have come together to create a list of demands for city officials.

The list of 30 demands, released by NPU-V, calls on elected officials to “divest in policing” and for “reinvestment in communities.”

Specifically, NPU-V community members want to make up at least 25% of the hiring committee to select the city’s new police chief, among other requests.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Columbus Ward, NPU-V chair; DeMicha Luster, a local community leader, and Sherise Brown, a local leader, shared some of their concerns and their vision for the community moving forward with host Rose Scott.

Guests:

  • Columbus Ward, NPU-V chair
  • DeMicha Luster, NPU-V community leader
  • Sherise Brown, NPU-V community leader

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.