Durham, NC (WTVD) — The video released by the Memphis Police Department on Friday is difficult for anyone to process.
You can see why they would trigger Chris Strickland even more.
“There is no reason for so many police to stand over him,” Strickland said. “What should I do with the police?”
Strickland spoke with EyeWitness News after attending Darryl Williams wake.
Williams died in police custody last week after a stun gun was used.
“Daryl was loving and caring,” Strickland said. “When I saw him sitting in the coffin, it was like real and I went home.”
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Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin called the video “terrifying.” He was appointed to the task force by Governor Cooper after the death of George Floyd.
Mayor Colvin and state leaders continue to review existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system. increase. He said they had submitted recommendations to the General Assembly, one of which was a “duty to intervene”.
A police officer has a duty to do something if given the opportunity to prevent another officer from using unlawful force.
“Our hearts go out to the family of this young man and the community of Memphis,” said Mayor Colvin. is.”
Mayor Colvin also worked closely with Memphis Chief CJ Davis when she was the Chief of Police in Durham.
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