FLORENCE BRANCH Statement

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE
February 28, 2019

The Florence Branch of the NAACP is aware of the recent arrest of Tyler Flemming, who was arrested and physically abused on 2/17/19. We have been in touch with the Mr. Flemming and his attorney.

On first look at the video and photos, there appears to be excessive force. We call for a full investigation of the three deputies involved. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division[SLED] must be involved to expel any thought of prejudice of the local Sheriff’s internal investigation.

We join with the National Action Network in highlighting this horrific event.
Additionally, as our nation’s oldest & most revered civil rights organization, we call for a thorough investigation that is impartial. We, also, continue to call for a Citizens Review Board (CRB) that can respond to this sort of incident with public transparency. This is essential in our city and county of Florence.

Jerry Keith, Jr., President

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