Justice for Natasha McKenna demonstration

Natasha McKenna died February 8, 2015 in a Fairfax hospital days after being repeatedly tased while unclothed and restrained by sheriff's deputies at Fairfax Adult Detention Facility. Over the summer, Fairfax County police investigations concluded finding no fault with the 6 officers directly involved and passing evidence to Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh. A few months later, Morrogh issued a report absolving the officers of responsibility and declining to prosecute Natasha's killing, blaming her for her own death and citing the cause of her death as the widely-disputed and medically-unrecognized designation, "excited delirium." To date, no officers have been charged or fired for Natasha's death and local government agencies and coalitions, including the Fairfax County Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, continue to call her death an "accident," refusing to #SayHerName instead calling what happened to Natasha "the incident at the ADC." Action info: We will be holding space for Natasha McKenna in a demonstration outside the Adult Detention Center on Monday, February 8 at noon. The ADC is located at 10520 Judicial Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030. We will be demonstrating for about an hour, with signs calling attention to the lack of justice and reminding our community about Natasha McKenna. We will have handouts available for passersby about her case and two petitions available for signing, one we launched with BLM DMV to Sheriff Stacey Kincaid: https://t.co/SogHDW6cSW and one hosted by Amnesty International to Attorney General Loretta Lynch: https://t.co/i44tTkoKqx We will have speakers to open and close the event. Because this demonstration will be held between mutliple government buildings (including the courthouse and police station), we ask that protestors leave walkways open for those walking by to see our signs and displays.
WHEN
February 08, 2016 at 12pm - 1pm
WHERE
Fairfax Adult Detention Center
10520 Judicial Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
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CONTACT
Cayce Utley ·
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