FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the Florida State Conference (FSC) NAACP and the Fort Pierce NAACP Branch will host a Town Hall meeting at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 800 Avenue C, Fort Pierce, FL. The meeting will be held 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The FSC NAACP is providing opportunities for members of the community to address their concerns regarding the questionable shooting of Demarcus Semer and the investigation by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department. It is the request of the community that either the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Federal Bureau of the Investigation intervene and conduct an independent investigation.
President Adora Obi Nweze, FSC NAACP, issued the following statement:
“We are unwavering in our commitment for justice through an independent investigation by an outside agency. We are calling on Governor Rick Scott to appoint a Special Prosecutor because the community has absolutely no trust in the criminal justice system in St. Lucie County. On Friday, April 29, 2016, I attended meetings in Fort Pierce to conduct a site visit. I have been called by individuals from the community, and the FSC NAACP has received numerous calls from organizations and agencies. I fully support the call for an outside investigation and join the community in demanding justice. I am sending the FSC NAACP Criminal and Juvenile Justice Committee Chair, Dale R. Landry, to conduct an NAACP Town Hall Meeting and to provide residents the opportunity to address their concerns to the NAACP as we continue to seek justice regarding Mr. Semer’s death.”
If there are any questions regarding this release, please contact Dale R. Landry at (850) 459-3460 or President Anthony Barnes at (772) 905-7185.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT: Dale R. Landry, Criminal Justice Chair
PHONE: 850 459-3460