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NAACP demands changes in Louisiana following protests

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BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana NCAAP says unjust deaths involving police are happening in Louisiana too, so they're demanding state lawmakers to create a special office to investigate potential situations.

The NAACP held a press conference and rally Friday in front of district court to show solidarity with people across the U. S. protesting the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York by police officers.

"Black people and white people and brown people and other people who just want to do right know that this is wrong what we see, and it's time to fix it. Now those fixes have to be at a local level," said Louisiana NAACP President Ernest Johnson.

The NAACP will call on lawmakers to create an office to investigate allegations of criminal activity by police instead of letting the district attorney to handle it. Members say it's not common sense to have district attorneys investigating police officers.

"We do not have good race relations in this state despite what some may say. We still do not have them," said Johnson. "We can make it better if we have elected officials who are willing to work with us on the front end of protests rather than the back end of protests."

The NAACP plans to continue protests across Louisiana until something is done.

 

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