|Suzanne Saiz, a granddaugther and friend|
Annette Kaylorq at family vigil outside APD.
Special to the Digie Zone Network
|Candles for loved ones at APD headquarter|
The Smith killing was documented in a 2014 DOJ report that found an unconstitutional pattern of excessive force by APD. The findings resulted in a court-monitored settlement between the former Obama administration and the Berry administration encompassing crisis intervention training, use of force and other reforms.
A Dallas Cowboys fan, Jay Martin Murphy, Sr. was killed
by APD on June 5, 2007.
Larissa Lewis arrived toting her familiar placard with photos of her late son Kerry and his girlfriend smiling to the stars, beautiful young people imbued with the excitement of life, and a stark message: "Corruption equals brutality. APD wasted lives and millions $$$. #Chain of corruption.”
|10 years later: A memorial for Jay Martin Murphy, Sr.|
When she was younger, James said she socialized with police officers and her father worked a stint as a probation officer. But Theresa James today has issues with the system dating back to 2007, when her ex-partner and father of two of her children, Jay Martin Murphy Sr., was shot to death by APD at his home in the historically African American Kirtland Addition neighborhood following a dispute with a neighbor that escalated into violence with police. Allegedly armed with a knife, the 42-year-old Murphy had retreated into his home in an agitated state, according to court documents.