Uhurus react to police suspensions listen08/22/08 Seán 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.
“I 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. … Then you would have a way for the community to determine ... what has happened and what needs to happen to resolve that.”
Photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF (June 2008)