October 26, 2019

Case of police brutality


By now you may have heard or known of the case of police brutality that took place earlier this year involving two young girls ages 14 and 12 who were both thrown to the ground by police lat year. A facebook video surfaced of a City of Poughkeepsie police officer man-handling and throwing to the ground the 14-year-old girl. A mass meeting was held last year on the first steps of the case. Now it is the wishes of the family that this not go silent!! They want the entire community to know what has now been happening. The family's attorney will be here again Monday, Oct. 28-th at 6:30 PM at Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church124 Smith StreetPoughkeepsie, to give an update and to talk about concerns and answer questions. Please come out in support of this family and to call out the negligence of the police department and administration as a whole. The flier is attached. I hope to see you all on Monday evening.

                  Giancarlo Llaverias
                  Dutchess County Legislator, District 1
                  Town of Poughkeepsie