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COMMUNITY TO RALLY IN RESPONSE TO OFFICER FRASHOUR'S WORK STATUS

Police accountability rally information
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 Noon

A rally to address the City's decision regarding returning Officer Ron Frashour to work.

Frashour, who shot the unarmed Aaron Campbell in the back on January 29th, is scheduled to return to work Wednesday morning.
NEWS ITEM * RALLY *

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2010

Press Contact: Dr. T. Allen Bethel
Senior Pastor Maranatha Church 503-288-7241

COMMUNITY TO RALLY IN RESPONSE TO OFFICER FRASHOUR'S WORK STATUS
Officer Who Shot Aaron Campbell Scheduled to Return to Work Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 Noon

Portland OR,--Responding to a call to action by the Rev. Jesse Jackson,
the AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform will join other community
members on the steps of Portland's Justice Center (SW 3rd Ave between Main
and Madison) on Wednesday, February 17 at 12 noon to address the City's
decision regarding returning Officer Ron Frashour to work. Frashour, who
shot the unarmed Aaron Campbell in the back on January 29th, is scheduled
to return to work Wednesday morning. Rev. Jackson decried the lack of
diversity in thoroughness of the grand jury in the incident, and said
Frashour's presence on the force until due process has run its course
investigating the shooting will not help the community nor the other
officers.

Rev. Jackson and members of the AMA met with City leaders on Tuesday and
urged them not to return Frashour to work. The results of that discussion
will unfold on Wednesday, and members of the AMA Coalition will address
the City's decision.

During Tuesday night's rally at the Maranatha Church, Pastor Leroy Haynes
called for the community to come together on the steps of the Justice
Center in one of the steps Rev. Jackson referred to as a "marathon, not a
sprint" to reform the Portland Police Bureau, bring justice to the
family of Aaron Campbell and establish equal treatment to people of color
by police.

AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform is urging community members to
attend the rally.

For more information, call Dr. T Allen Bethel at 503-288-7241.

About Albina Ministerial Alliance

The AMA took the lead in organizing protests after the killings of Kendra
James (2003) and James Jahar Perez (2004), and the tasering of 15-year-old
Sir Millage (2006), and more recently in the "beanbag" shooting of a
12-year-old girl at a MAX platform (2009). They have also stood shoulder
to shoulder with the Justice for Jose Mejia Poot Justice Committee (2001)
and the Mental Health Association of Portland in efforts on the James
Chasse case.

Big rally on police station steps 17.Feb.2010 13:38

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200 - 300 citizens show up to protest the recent killing of unarmed man
Speeches ... loud chants and a protest march that goes ...over to city hall
50 - 60 Go inside and up to the mayors office
Lots of passion and frustration being vocally spoken or yelled
Mayor greets press and group for the usual "we are working on it'
Ministers lead crowd back out side for prayer, speech and more loud chants for police justice
passions and anger is on high ... citizens are demanding the officer be removed from the force

video footage coming soon