# Police accountability
Families of Police Brutality Victims lobby legislators for accountability
They arrived at 8am and lined up outside of the main entrance to the Georgia State Capitol. They came from Southwest Atlanta, Decatur, Ellenwood and Douglasville to hold signs bearing their children's names and faces for the public to see. As they stood outside of the Capitol, they were greeted by all who passed, some members of the public, some lobbyists and some legislators. One by one, they filed into the Capitol and made their way to the main stairwell, leading to the legislative floor. They placed themselves at the top of the stairs, where they could be see and be seen. THEY, are the parents of young men and children killed by police officers in the State of Georgia.
State Senate candidate Dave Jones talks homelessness, police and healthcare
State Senate candidate Dave Jones.(Via Twitter) Former insurance commissioner and California assemblymember Dave Jones is running for State Senate in newly redrawn District 6. Jones spoke with this reporter about homelessness, police accountability, healthcare, and some differences between one of his opponents, City Councilmember Angelique Ashby.
Man died of fentenyl overdose last year and Merced police fails to arrest man responsible for it, friends and family say
Robert Anthony Rojas(Courtesy of FACEBOOK) In April 2021, Robert Rojas overdosed and died from fentanyl after drinking what he thought was promethazine cough syrup while visiting his girlfriend at her house according to police records.
Family demands firing of officer who killed Matthew Zadok Williams
The family of Matthew Zadok Williams (Zadok) gathered outside of the Office of Dekalb County CEO, Michael Thurmond on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. They were joined by activists, organizers, and community members demanding that Sgt. Devon Perry be fired for the murder of Zadok, which occurred April 12, 2021. That sentiment was echoed by the public-at-large, in the form of a Color of Change petition (bearing 38,000 signatures), which the family had arranged to deliver to Mr. Thurmond. Instead of being met by the CEO, the Williams Family was turned away at the door, as Dekalb County Sherriff's Deputies informed them that the CEO was not in the building. Neither was there any representative from his office who could receive the petition, they further iterated.