FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 Rev. Jackson to join the Stinnette family to view police shooting video that led to death of teenage father

 

Chicago, IL  — Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will meet with the family of Marcellis Stinnette, the 19-year-old father who was shot by Waukegan police along with the wounding of his girlfriend Tafara Williams, 20, today, 12 noon, Wednesday, October 28th, at the Illinois State police Facility, 9511 S. Harrison, in Des Plaines, IL.

Yesterday from her hospital bed, Williams, the mother of Stinnette’s son, said after the shooting police covered up her boyfriend’s body with a blanket “while he was still alive.” Police have confirmed Stinnette was alive when he arrived at the hospital.

Rev. Jackson and the Stinnette family will be viewing the videos from the police-related shooting that led to Stinnette’s death.

 

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Media Contacts:
Frank Watkins
202.744.6061
Chinta Strausberg
cstrausberg@rainbowpush.org
Alanna Ford
aford@rainbowpush.org

 

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.