Justice for EmmaRae

Parish: Caldwell Police Department: Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office April 21, 2020 began with inappropriate text messages. Layla Jones saw messages that her 11-year-old daughter, EmmaRae, was sending to another 11-year-old. The explicit nature of those texts alerted Layla to dig deeper, as there was no way that her 11-year-old would have that kind of knowledge. […]

Justice for Santana Nicole Lebine

Parish: Calcasieu Police Department: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is Shauna Simien. My sister Santana Nicole Lebine of Lake Charles, Louisiana was born May 8 1984. I didn’t meet Santana until she was 11; from that point, she, I and our other sisters were inseparable. In the summer of 2020, my sister, Santana lost […]

Justice for Braylan Daigle

Parish: Calcasieu Police Department: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is Nikia Leone and I am the mother of Braylan Daigle, a 21-year-old man who, on July 6, 2020, died while in pre-trial custody of the Calcasieu Correctional Center. He was found hanging in his single-man cell. I believe that the five individuals who died within […]

Justice for Juanita Adams

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Kenner Police Department I have had multiple encounters with several Officers from the Kenner Police Department in Louisiana, which I believe were racially motivated.  My name is Juanita Adams. I am 23 years old. I live in Louisiana, where I was born and raised and have lived for some years now. […]

Justice for Janell Landry

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Kenner Police Department My name is Janell Landry and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a woman who is straightforward and honest, unafraid to tell people how it is. I had an easygoing experience growing up and am an active member in the community. On the night of September […]

Justice for Bria Roberson-Gresham

Parish: East Baton Rouge Police Department: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office My name is Bria Roberson-Gresham. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana, and I grew up in Baton Rouge. My husband and I have been married for five years and together for eight. I am a very spiritual person, love to read, and have notebooks of poetry […]

Justice for Anthony Morgan

Parish: Caddo Police Department: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office; Shreveport Police Department I have always been a community man. I was very active in community affairs before this incident. I went to church with my daughter every week for years. I supervised and tutored children. I had primary custody of my daughter, who is an only child. She […]

Anonymous Submission

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office It started when I was at home and daughter called me to get my grandchildren from her home along with some things that my children’s father had taken that belonged to me. When I arrived at my daughter’s house, I saw my daughter standing with two men, talking. My […]

Justice for Dean Secord

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office The home– often a place that is deemed to be a safe haven. A place where an individual can seek peace, solitude, comfort, and protection. All of which things were denied in my case. This is my story, the story of Dean Secord.  My name is Dean Secord, a […]

Justice for A.M.

Parish: Ouachita Police Department: Monroe Police Department When she witnessed her husband physically and sexually abuse their infant daughter, A.M. sought help from all the right places: Child Protective Services, Legal Aid, and the police in Monroe, Louisiana. As a former safe space interviewer who worked with battered women, A.M. was familiar with the “menu” of agencies […]

Justice for Javier Dunn

Parish: East Baton Rouge Police Department: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My family is from the Scotlandville area, and I grew up here at schools like Broadmoor High, Baton Rouge High, McKinley Middle Magnet School, and Crestworth Elementary. I have been involved in this community my entire life. […]

Justice for Terrica Johnson

Parish: East Baton Rouge Police Department: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office I grew up in New Orleans and moved to St. Francisville, Louisiana in high school. I like working with wood, stonework, and out in the yard—I like projects. I am an entrepreneur and opened a business two months before the heavy flooding in Louisiana that kept […]

Justice for Jacques Dodson

Parish: East Baton Rouge Police Department: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office My name is Jacques Dodson, and I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I attended Glen Oaks High School and growing up was hard. I am currently divorced and have three children. In my free time I enjoy fishing and hunting. I would describe myself as an […]

Justice for J.A.

Parish: St. Martin Police Department: St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is J.A. I am a  security guard and an avid baker, and on November 5th, 2020 I was held at gunpoint by police and was within an inch of losing my life, all for allegedly speeding. I have to travel three hours each way for […]

Justice for Manuel Johnson

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is Manuel Johnson and I was born eight years before the passage of the civil rights bill. I have several stories to tell and this is one. This story happened when I was six years old. I did not go to kindergarten at age five. And now […]

Justice for Javon Adams

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is Javon Adams, I am thirty-eight years, and I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I currently work as a warehouse manager. I am unmarried and have one nineteen-year-old child, called ‘junior’. In October of 2019, I was attacked by police after leaving Buffalo’s Pool Hall. It […]

Justice for B. Murray

Parish: Orleans Police Department: New Orleans Police Department My name is B. Murray. I am a 59-year-old African American man who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Music is very important to me. I am a musician with a large instrument collection, and I have played in different bands and in church. My personal goal is to create […]

Justice for Alexis Pons

Parish: St. Tammany Police Department: Mandeville Police Department I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Mandeville. I attended an all-girls Catholic high school which taught me how to be outspoken and stand up for what I believe in. I went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry Management as I […]

Justice for Cooley

Parish: Jefferson Police Department: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office My name is Cooley*, I am 36 years old and I grew up in Southern California. I had recently moved to Louisiana in hopes for a fresh start back in 2018 when I was a victim of police violence in Jefferson Parish. On December 10th, 2018, I was sent […]

Anonymous Submission

Parish: East Baton Rouge Police Department: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised just west of there in the town of Gonzales with my sister and two brothers. The thing that stands out most in my childhood was my mother’s faith. I became close to God after witnessing my mother […]

Justice for John Mays

Parish: Bossier; Caddo Police Department: Shreveport Police Department I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. After high school, I went on to work in construction for thirty years and had three children. I’ve always had an interest in criminal justice and enjoy watching the news and keeping up with criminal law in my free […]

Justice for Sandra Carr

Parish: Caddo Police Department: Shreveport Police Department My name is Sandra Carr.  I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and have lived here my entire life.  My educational process began with Blanchard elementary.  I attended Northwood Jr. and Sr. high school. Later in adulthood, I attended Southern University at Shreveport with a major in […]

Justice for Trayford Pellerin

Parish: Lafayette Police Department: Lafayette Police Department On August 21st, Trayford Pellerin – a 31-year-old Black man – was killed by Lafayette police officers outside a convenience store. Cell phone video of the incident clearly showed Pellerin moving away from the officers, but they shot him 10 times, killing him. An autopsy later showed no […]

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