NewsOne Now Exclusive: Mayor Frank Jackson On The Justice Department, Cleveland Police Settlement
Mayor Frank Jackson joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the settlement that was reached between the Cleveland Police Department and the Department of Justice as well as the verdict in the Michael Brelo trial.
The DOJ uncovered extensive abuse by the Cleveland Police Department over a three year period, which marks the second time in the last ten years that the Justice Department has provided oversight and investigated their policing practices.
Mayor Jackson told Martin he “welcomed the opportunity” the DOJ has given them to “make real substantive and sustainable reforms” through the release of their report and terms agreed upon in the consent decree.
“The conclusion that we reached in terms of the settlement is a very good conclusion because they (DOJ) provided infrastructure that would make it more difficult for police officers to do things in a way that is not right and proper.”
Nearly 4 Years After His 68-Year-Old Father Was Killed By Police, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. Continues His Fight For Justice
Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. and Attorney Randolph McLaughlin appeared on NewsOne Now to discuss the police shooting of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., the $21 million lawsuit filed against the White Plains, NY Police Department for the murder of Kenneth, Sr. and the Westchester Coalition for Police Reform.
Chamberlain told Martin that the Westchester Coalition for Police Reform was created to “effect positive change” and looks to establish independent prosecutors in questionable police shootings.
“You can’t have a police department investigating its own officers. You can’t have a district attorney’s office that works with them on a day-to-day basis overseeing those investigations or even presenting to the grand jury because we’ve seen time and time again that the consistent pattern is that there will be a failure to indict, even when the evidence suggests that there should be.”
Casey J Talks New Music, Journey From Teacher To Gospel Sensation
Casey J. is burning up the Gospel charts with her single “Fill Me Up.”
According to Breathecast.com, Casey has held the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart for twelve weeks. Her smash hit has spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs list.
Over the course of a few months, a laid-back elementary school teacher named Casey J has graduated from the classroom to the Top Ten of three different Billboard Magazine sales or airplay charts with her powerful debut radio single “Fill Me Up” (Marquis Boone/Tyscot Records). The uplifting praise and worship anthem anchors the 28-year old vocalist’s forthcoming CD “The Truth” (Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records) that hits stores and online platforms everywhere on April 21, 2015.
All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.