The Police Accountability Community Taskforce, or PACT, is calling for the creation of an official community police oversight board in Raleigh. The Carolina Justice Policy Center and an advocacy group called Save Our Sons are also working with PACT.
This move comes in response to Rashon McNeil’s encounter with police in December 2016. Although the police were looking for a person named Lamar, McNeil was tackled and arrested, sustaining minor injuries as a result. A judge later dismissed his charges of trespassing and resisting arrest.
In addition to calling for the creation of a police accountability group, advocates have filed a complaint to the Internal Affairs Division of the Raleigh Police Department, submitted a complaint to the Department of Justice, and requested a written apology. Read more here.