Eighteen years after New Haven resident Malik Jones was shot and killed by an East Haven police officer in Fair Haven, a coalition of activists will march in his memory and against police brutality and racial profiling.
The April 14 event-organized by the ANSWER Coalition and People Against Police Brutality-marks the anniversary of Jones’ death. The group-more than 200 are expected to turn out, according to the event’s Facebook page-will start with a 5 p.m. rally at 145 Grand Avenue, where Jones was shot and killed while still in his car.
A 6:30 p.m. public meeting will take place at the Yale Afro-American Cultural Center at 211 Park Street after the march reaches downtown New Haven.
Malik’s mother, Emma Jones, is expected to announce a lawsuit she will be filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, and it won’t be the first time-she petitioned them for a review of her case a couple of years ago and was denied. Emma has won lower level racial profiling settlements, but they have been overturned by East Haven Police Department appeals.
Read more about the Malik shooting and racial profiling case here.