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Commander for the Illinois Department of Corrections (I.D.O.C.), and former Police Chief Percy Coleman has endorsed the August 28th March on Chicago City Hall demanding the institution of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council with the power to prosecute police crimes.
                                                                                               
Percy Coleman is the commander of I.D.O.C parole district 1 in Chicago, is former Commander for the Chicago Housing Authority’s Community Policing, the City wide training coordinator for the Chicago Police Department C.A.P.S and COPS programs. In addition he held the position of Chief of Police for two suburban Chicago Police Departments.
 
Percy Coleman was personally affected by police violence when his son Phillip Coleman was brutally beaten, tasered, tortured, and killed by unidentified Chicago Police officers on December 13th, 2012. Philip Coleman, 38, was a scholar, community activist, and business owner who held degrees from both the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, and had no criminal record of any kind.
 
“Philip was denied any required medical treatment despite obvious facial trauma in addition to injuries of his hands,” said Percy Coleman, who said that officers ignored his requests for treatment. “Philip Coleman was sentenced to death because of the Chicago Police Department’s arrogance of power, unchecked abuse, and misuse of their police authority. This is just another factual reason why C.P.A.C legislation must be enacted by all concerned.”
 
In endorsing the March, Commander Coleman joins almost 200 community leaders and organizations, as well as dozens of family members of people killed by police and tortured and convicted based on false confessions.
 
Demonstrators are demanding passage of a law creating an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council.  The August 28, 2013 Rally at Federal Plaza will convene at 11 am, and will march to Chicago City Hall 11:30 am, where demonstrators will reconvene for a noon rally.
 
The movement was initiated by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and its Stop Police Crimes Organizing Committee.
 
For more information visit http://www.stoppolicecrimes.com/, or call 312-939-2750
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