October 28, 2010 – Newark NJ: The New Black Panther Party held a emergency press conference in defense of Erika Hankerson, a mother traumatized by Newark police. The conference was 12 noon at Newark City Hall. Area Panther leader Zayid Muhammad spoke for the family who is already in litigation for the beating of Hankerson’s son Travis Rattray and plan to sue for this incident. The police officer involved in the beating of the 14 year old boy is facing criminal police brutality charges outlined in an indictment returned by an Essex County Grand Jury. See more information on the police misconduct incident with Travis here.
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