Uhurus react to police suspensions listen08/22/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Two St. Petersburg Police officers were suspended Thursday for allowing their personal feelings to influence a decision to tow a truck in June.
The parked truck displayed posters supporting Javon Dawson, who had been shot and killed by a police officer a week earlier. One officer was suspended without pay for 20 days and the other for seven. Today, WMNF spoke with Nyabinga Dzinbahwe, press secretary for the Uhuru movement.
â€œI think what would effectively act as a deterrent for police officers in the future is if there was established this independent, community-based Police Review Board with subpoena powers. â€¦ Then you would have a way for the community to determine ... what has happened and what needs to happen to resolve that.â€
Photo by SeÃ¡n Kinane/WMNF (June 2008)