Wednesday and Friday of last week, protestors gathered outside City hall and the Henderson Police Department in hope that they can hear answers to the many questions regarding the Henderson Police officer-involved shooting that occurred on Oct. 12.
The shooting, which involved officers Kyle Carter and Danielle Cook, resulted in the death of Anthony Jones.
The protestors demanded that the officers be suspended without pay, pending the investigation. Currently, the officers are on administrative leave according to HPD.
Protest organizer Tracy Boyd’s reasoning behind the protest is that the family of Jones deserves closure, and the officers should be held accountable.
“This is a family that is seeking answers. They have no details of the shooting whatsoever. We’re just seeking answers today,” he said Wednesday Oct. 21. “It’s kind of hard in the climate of police brutality to that a black man got out of a car, yelled and yelled and yelled that he had a gun and not really have one.”
“He’s my brother. I just want justice for him,” said his sister Sierra Jones.
When the protestors asked the city to speak to Police Chief Gary Davidson, City Recorder Jim Garland told them that Davidson was not present, and they will have to contact dispatch. Boyd gave Garland his contact info so Davidson could contact him at a later time.