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Jacksonville demands #JusticeForJamee

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January 6, 2020
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Jacksonville protest demands justice for Jamee Johnson.
Jacksonville protest demands justice for Jamee Johnson. (Fight Back! News/staff)

Jacksonville, FL - On December 30, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), community members and organizations, along with family and friends of Jamee Johnson, rallied and held a vigil to demand #JusticeForJamee. Around 60 people gathered to remember Jamee Johnson and demanded justice in front of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in downtown Jacksonville.

Jamee Johnson was a senior at Florida A&M University who has been described as kind and driven. He was shot multiple times on the night of December 14, 2019 by JSO killer cop Josue Garriga. Garriga had only been with the JSO for one and a half years, however, this was not the first officer-involved shooting he’s been involved in.

Protesters chanted, “Justice for Jamee” as well as, “No justice, no peace, we want community control of the police.”

Speaking to media at the event, Johnson’s mother Kimberly Austin said, “I just need answers.”

Garriga, according to JSO, was wearing a body camera. However, State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s office along with JSO have refused to release it.

Protesters continue to demand the release of all unedited body camera footage from the night, along with continuing the call for a civilian police accountability council.

“We are here to demand justice for Jamee and make sure that State Attorney Melissa Nelson and JSO know we are watching and it is the people who will hold them accountable,” said Michael Sampson, organizer with the JCAC.

The JCAC and the family of Jamee Johnson said they will continue to demand answers until they get it.

 

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