NAACP calls for justice in Brandon Tate-Brown shooting case

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The NAACP held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon calling for justice in the Brandon Tate-Brown case.

Police fatally shot the 26-year-old at a Mayfair traffic stop back in December, saying the situation escalated when Tate-Brown resisted arrest.

The district attorney cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

On Wednesday, the NAACP, the Philadelphia Black Clergy and other groups gathered at the 6700 block of Frankford Avenue - where Tate-Brown was shot.

They called for the removal of police officers - and an independent investigation by the department of justice and the attorney general.

"When you have sworn officers who lie, basically perjure themselves, and obstruction of justice - this case should be reopened, should be reexamined. People need to be taken off the street until we get to the bottom of this," said Rochelle Bilal, NAACP.

In June we reported the district attorney will not reopen the criminal case against the Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed Brandon Tate-Brown.

Tate-Brown's family is suing the city.
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