LET’S DEMAND JUSTICE FOR BENNIE
The Police Department that Killed Him is 2nd Highest Killing Rate in the USA
Instead of administering Mental Health First Aid, or having a call put out to a trained mental health professional, the officers tased and pepper-sprayed Bennie, who was selling flowers in front of an Oklahoma City Store. Bennie ran, frightened, and was shot 6 times before dying. The police left his lifeless body uncovered on the ground for two hours.
OKC is the 2nd deadliest police station in the country, according to MappingPoliceViolence.org. The two officers who murdered Bennie did NOT complete the voluntary training that trains officers to respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis.
THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. HERE ARE ACTIONS TO TAKE
CALL & EMAIL
Mayor David Holt – (404)297-2424 | firstname.lastname@example.org
City Manager Craig Freeman – (405)297-2345 | email@example.com
FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT: (405)297-1137
EMAIL OKCPD CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE”S WHAT TO SAY:
“My name is ___________, and I am writing/calling to pursue te justice of Bennie Edwards who was killed by OCKPD officers on December 11th, 2020. Bennie deserved mental health intervention, and the six bullets he received were a violent abuse of power. I am outraged at the jigh rate of OKC citizen deaths at the hands of police officerrs who should be protecting and serving the commnity. I am disappointed that funding for the police department dwards fundin for other services that could have benefited Bennie Edwards in his moment of crisis. I am calling for radical reform NOW.”
TAKE MORE WRITE AND CALL ACTIONS
SHARE THIS ACTION WITH FRIENDS