November 5, 2016 Joshua Beal was murdered by officers Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin while on his way to bury his cousin. Treacy and Derouin were in plainclothes when they stopped the funeral procession and began a confrontation with family members. Treacy and Derouin claimed that they informed the family that they were officers, but witnesses – including 25 911 callers – say they never heard this. June 13, 2019, nearly 3 years later, COPA ruled that Beal’s murder was justified. Between the two of them, they have over 50 complaints against them. CPD has murdered 7 people so far this year, that’s three more than the number of people murdered in 2018. We cannot become complacent. We fought long and hard for justice for Laquan, but the fight doesn’t end with him. We have to keep going. We’re gonna keep fighting. We’re not taking the pressure off.
Join us in demanding justice for Joshua Beal, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a rally outside of the month’s police board meeting. We’ll start the rally off at 35th and King Drive, then make our way to the police headquarters on 35th and Michigan just before the meeting starts.
We demand the case of the murder of Joshua Beal be reopened.
We demand that the killer cops who murdered Joshua – Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin – be fired from the force, indicted and convicted.
We demand that Officer Rialmo – the cop responsible for the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier – be fired, indicted, and convicted.
No more impunity for killer cops! CPAC Now!
We first rallied in front of the police headquarters last month and are meeting here again the 22nd at the police board meeting so that our demands are met, and the police stop murdering us without consequence. Join us in demanding justice for Joshua, Bettie, Quintonio, and all Black lives!