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NC NAACP Legal Redress Team and Southeast Raleigh Community Leaders and Pastors to Plan Next Steps in Akiel Denkins Case

RALEIGH - "The North Carolina NAACP has been asked by the family of Akiel Denkins to join them in their pursuit of truth and justice and to offer strategic counsel as they seek an impartial, fair investigation which we hope will reveal the truth" Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, NC NAACP President.

On the afternoon of Thursday, March 3, Leaders of the NC NAACP and Legal Redress team will gather with leaders and stakeholders in the Bragg Street Community in Raleigh, to plan next steps in the case of Akiel Denkins, who was shot to death by a Raleigh police officer on Monday. Bishop Darnell Nixon, host pastor of Bible Way Temple, will convene the meeting alongside community leaders and Southeast Raleigh pastors. NCCU Law Professor Attorney Irv Joyner of the NC NAACP Legal Redress Committee will lead the meeting.

WHO: North Carolina NAACP Leaders & Legal Redress Team, Southeast Raleigh Community Leaders and Pastors

WHAT: Community Meeting Discussing Next Steps in the Akiel Denkins Case 

WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 3:00 PM 

WHERE: Bible Way Temple, 1110 Holmes Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

For questions, please contact John Stean.

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Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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