Saturday, 04. February 2017, Sacramento, John Burris: Police Shootings and Black Lives Matter

Famed Civil Rights Attorney to Address Police Shootings and Black Lives Matter

On February 4, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center, famed Civil Rights Attorney John Burris will talk about police shootings and Black Lives Matter.

John Burris is a Civil Rights Attorney based in Oakland. In his 40 years of practice, he is best known for his work in the area of civil rights with an emphasis on police misconduct and excessive force cases.

John Burris is the attorney representing the family of Joseph Mann who has urged criminal charges be filed against two officers involved in the fatal July 11, 2016 shooting.

Dash cam video that emerged of that shooting shows both officers plotting to and subsequently trying to run Joseph Mann over with a patrol car, prior to leaving their patrol car to riddle him with bullets. John Burris laments, “This killing is even more egregious than first thought, as we now can see and hear the officers behaved like big game hunters closing in on an animal.’

Burris added, ‘The audio tapes evidence the officers comply or die mentality, as they plotted to **** Mr. Mann even prior to leaving their patrol cars, and once their prize was in sight they fired 18 shots, from approximately 27 feet away, despite being in no imminent danger.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Vanguard Court Watch – a non-profit that monitors and reports on local court cases in Yolo County and is planning to expand in Sacramento in 2017. Tickets are available at $20 for students and those of modest means, $50 for general admission, with sponsorships starting at $100.

The event will begin at 4 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no sales at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online and checks can be mailed to Davis Vanguard, PO Box 4715, Davis, CA 95617.

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John Burris: Police Shootings and Black Lives Matter



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