CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A march took place after CMPD released video Thursday of the moments leading to the in-custody death of Harold Easter in January.
Thursday’s organized march started at First Ward Park at 8 p.m.
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Posted by WBTV News on Thursday, October 1, 2020
CMPD released the videos just after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. The release consists of more than 5 hours of footage spread across 17 different videos. The release includes police body-worn camera of the arrest, transport and surveillance video of the detention of Harold Easter on January 23, 2020.
CMPD releases videos related to in-custody death of Harold Easter
In an Instagram post by CLTProtests, a call to action.
“The call is for bodies in the street, but if you’re not able to come out please consider donating, and spread the word. You can donate to feed the movement, donate water, sports drinks or/and snacks,” part of the post read. “We don’t want any more lives lost, this system must change.”
Alex Heroy, the Easter’s family attorney, said Thursday was hard for the family.
“Knowing the whole world is going to see your brother, son ‚dad, cousin die the way he did, die unnecessarily, that’s been really tough,” Heroy said.
With the march Thursday night at First Ward Park in Easter’s memory, Heroy says people are angry and that having the community behind the family means something.
“They’ve all taken it differently. Harold’s mom has had a really tough day, she tried to surround herself with family and just be supported by loved ones,” he added.
As far as what’s next for the family, Heroy says they are working to make positive changes in the city.
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