A community story.
In an effort to educate the nation about the unjust killing of Marcus-David Peters, we have compiled a timeline of our fight for Justice and Reformation. This will be updated as our movement continues.
MAY 25, 2018
RPD PRESS CONFERENCE
Richmond Police Department released the body camera footage and put out false narratives regarding the unjust killing of Marcus-David Peters. (Such narratives included speculation that Marcus was a "superhuman" who withstood the taser and charged the officer. It later came out that only one of the taser's electrodes struck Marcus' body, meaning the taser did NOT work.)
The Justice and Reformation Coalition has a press conference shortly after Chief Durham concluded his and announces that there will be a Community Rally on Justice and Reformation march for Marcus to take place on June 2, 2018.
JUNE 2, 2018
First March for Justice and Reformation (Richmond, VA)
Over 500 people march in solidarity with the family of Marcus-David Peters as we continue to fight for Justice and Reformation. We marched from VCU's Siegel Center (Where Marcus graduated) to the Richmond Police Department. As the rain started to pour down, our voices got louder.
JULY 26, 2018
COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS
We continue to question Mayor Stoney and Chief Durham regarding Justice and Reformation for Marcus-David Peters. Princess Blanding addresses the results of the toxicology report for her brother Marcus-David Peters that states under Positive Findings, “None Detected”.
AUGUST 31, 2018
Michael N. Herring, the Commonwealth Attorney, showed us that he is a part of this systemic problem by saying Friday that Marcus' killing by RPD officer Nyantaki was justified. He also said that there was nothing else the officer could have done, and he would have probably done the same thing if he was an officer.
The family and community protested this dangerous decision at the John Marshal Courthouse. Princess Blanding addressed the media and their persistent fascination with trying to justify Marcus' killing with rumors that drugs were found in his system. Princess shows the media the report from the Medical Examiner's office that shows no positive findings of drugs.