Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cleveland NAACP to take testimony from victims of excessive police force on September 19, 2013, 5:30 PM, CMHA Building, 8120 Kinsman Avenue, Community Activist Kathy Wray Coleman to testify, U.S. Justice Department representative to serve as stenographer

By  Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,   Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) and (www.clevelandurbannews.com). Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at editor@clevelandurbannews.comKathy Wray Coleman is a former biology teacher and a 20-year investigative Black journalist who trained for some 15 years at the Call and Post Newspaper.

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Chapter NAACP will host a testimony forum on excessive force by Cleveland and greater Cleveland police on Thursday, September 9, 2013 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Cuyahoga County Housing Authority at 8120 Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, according to a press release from Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila Wright. A U.S. Department of Justice representative will serve as the stenographer to record the data, Wright said. Among those testifying is Community Activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who says she has been silenced on judicial and police harassment by harassment by some police, judges, elected officials and some longtime operatives of the NAACP.  For more information contact the Cleveland NAACP at 216-231-6260.

"I look forward to testifying about my experiences and we urge other to do so too," said Coleman. "We pray that we will not be harassed by police and Black or other elected officials or NAACP leaders that might want to silence excessive police force or any other police misconduct to the detriment of the Black community and others."