NAACP focuses on police shooting
HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — North Carolina’s NAACP is calling attention to complaints of police gunfire that led to one Hendersonville police officer being fired and another suspended for two weeks without pay.
Police Chief Herbert Blake said last month the officers will not be charged in connection with the shooting of a fleeing burglary suspect. The district attorney says the officers did nothing criminal and won’t face charges.
The NAACP says it wants local, state, and federal investigations into the shooting and for local police to make clear how they’ll prevent similar shootings in the future.
Published: July 16, 2012
Time posted: 3:19 pm