Al Sharpton and activists join call for justice in deadly New Castle County Police shootout against Lymond Moses – CBS Philly
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – The family of a man shot dead by New Castle Police 10 months ago were joined by activists on Saturday as they continue to demand more on officers involved in the death of Lymond Moses, 30 year. .
Moses’ family have several lawsuits pending over the incident, but they say they are still no closer to justice.
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“Say his name, Lymond Moses, say his name, Lymond Moses,” the activists chanted.
According to relatives and activists, a call for justice has been in preparation for nearly 10 months.
“All events like this are bittersweet to me because I have to keep reliving history, it shouldn’t be that hard to fight,” said Nakeisha Nix, Moses’ sister.
New Castle County officers shot dead Moses, 30, on January 13.
Body camera footage of the shooting begins around 1 a.m. when officers spot Moses’ car parked with the engine running. He allegedly tried to walk away when the police started shooting.
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“We don’t know if anyone has been held responsible,” said Renee Leverette, the family’s lawyer. “We don’t know if there was an investigation, we don’t know the names of the officers. To our knowledge, they have not received any reprimands or anything has happened to them.
During the press conference, the group continued to call for the names of the officers involved to be disclosed. They spoke alongside family members of those injured or killed by law enforcement such as those close to Breona Taylor.
“Once you go through these tragedies it becomes a nightmare and you kind of feel a sense of abandonment so it’s very important that we show our support,” said Bianca Austin, Taylor’s aunt.
New Castle County Police said Moses had turned back, putting them in danger.
“We demand justice, we demand fairness and we have to blow this up for a national image,” Reverend Al Sharpton said.
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The Delaware attorney general’s office said it was investigating the incident but did not say when it is expected to end.