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...Audio evidence has Keaton Otis screaming, his are hands up. An officer shouts, “Let’s do it!” and three members of Portland's anti-gang HEAT Team open fire...
http://hippasus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/the-killing-of-keaton-otis/#video
 
Justice for Keaton Otis Portal
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/keatonotis
    •  

       

      June Vigil for Keaton Otis

      Date/Time
      Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      Location
      NE 6th and Halsey
      NE 6th and Halsey
      Portland, Oregon

      Event Information:

      Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police three years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster.” His father, Fred Bryant, has held a monthly vigil every month on the 12 since his son’s murder in his struggle for justice for three years, on the spot where Keaton’s life was taken.

      Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

      - See more at: http://portlandsocialists.org/?event=june-vigil-for-keaton-otis#sthash.uInUw3Wc.dpuf

      Joint a vigil for Keaton Otis....
      and thousands of others murdered by police


      Wednesday,
      Oct. 12, 2016

      at 6th and NE Halsey

      6-8pm....


      Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster." They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

      Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12th of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

      His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

      #BlackLivesMatter

      FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts

      ..Audio evidence has Keaton Otis screaming, his are hands up. An officer shouts, “Let’s do it!” and three members of Portland's anti-gang HEAT Team open fire...
      Justice for Keaton Otis Portal http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/keatonotis
              
              Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police three years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster.”

      Keaton Otis' father, Fred Bryant, began the practice of holding a monthly vigil every month on the 12th since his son’s murder.  Fred has passed on but this struggle for justice, for five years, on the spot where Keaton’s life was taken must not be in vain.  Help us stand up for Keaton and all the victims of police violence in Portland and across the nation..


                   

      Recording by Joe Anybody of the memorial:
      Event in Portland, Tuesday, May 12...


       




       
      • Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster." They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

        Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12th of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

        His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

        Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

        #BlackLivesMatter

        FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts


        Not one civilian witness at the scene saw Keaton with a gun -- but we've all seen images of the young father being killed by a gang squad. We demand evidence and justice, See http://justiceforkeatonotis.wordpress.com for more.
      • Long Description
        Keaton Dupree Otis (25) was electrocuted then shot by Portland Police Officers Jim Defrain, Cody Berne and Andrew Polas. Officer Christopher Burley was likely struck by a fragment of one of 32 rounds fired by police. The Otis case reveals what a subsequent DoJ investigation termed Portland's 'self-defeating accountability system.' It shows how a county DA fakes a Grand Jury presentation ... in order to exonerate fellow law enforcers. This case demonstrates how the City of Portland refuses appeals that challenge police investigations into their own conduct. We hope the Keaton Otis case will demonstrate how a community can unmask a cover-up and obtain independent investigations into police misconduct. Never in Portland's history has a police officer been removed from duty for improper use of force. Join us. Obtaining justice will require your energy and assistance.
      • General Information
        On May 12th, 2010, Keaton Otis was killed by Portland police officers after a 'routine traffic-stop' went bad. The official story reports that Keaton Otis had a gun and fired it at the officers, shooting Officer Christopher Burley in the legs. The officers allegedly responded and shot Keaton to death inside of his car.

        But there are holes in the story and several questions remain unanswered. Keaton's father, Fred, was never provided adequate evidence that his son had a gun.

        As members of the community, we demand that the Portland Police Bureau either produce this "evidence" or hold these officers accountable for this execution.

        We demand justice for Keaton Otis. We have subject matter experts, available for media interviews, and seek to make detailed information available to documentary producers.

        FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
        Footage of the killing is online at:
        http://youtu.be/T9xNEX93sYM

        Some of the Grand Jury testimony is available here:
        http://www.scribd.com/full/32674923?access_key=key-10dy9jwn3clbh3vzsz10

        Join this blog:
        http://justiceforkeatonotis.wordpress.com/

      Activities Portland / Description

      Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police almost five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster." They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it. Read more
      at 6:00pm - 7:00pm in PST

      Remember and honor Keaton, his father Fred Bryant, and recommit ourselves to justice for all victims of police violence in our community.

    • Please show up to support the family.

      Keaton was murdered by the Portland Police Department. We have absolute proof on videotape. None of the officers who lied were disciplined, fired or prosecuted. The officers who told the truth were ignored.  If our officers
      are not held accountable for avoidable deaths,
      the coffins continue.   6pm til 7pm at NE 6th and Halsey .
  • NE 6th and Halsey
  • Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police three years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster."
    His father, Fred Bryant, held a monthly vigil every month on the 12 since his son's murder in his struggle for justice for three years, on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred has passed on but the struggle
    for justice continues. 

    Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ pages/ Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/ 127054844033835?ref=ts&fref =ts


From http:// justiceforkeatonotis.wordpress.com/
“He kind of looks like he could be a gangster,” police later claimed, “he’s got his hood up over his head,” and he had “some scruffy, scruffy facial hair.”

A witness testified Keaton Otis appealed for help — “Don’t leave," he pleaded with this stranger, "they’re gonna kill me.” 

Witnesses tell of Keaton Otis being punched in the face through the car window, of officers not letting him out of his mother's car. And then multiple officers began nearly continuous use of tasers. 

By 6:25pm Keaton Otis was dying. Audio evidence has Keaton Otis screaming, his are hands up. An officer shouts, “Let’s do it!” and three members of Portland's anti-gang HEAT Team open fire.

Two officers were wounded as bullets bounced from a brick wall. It was easily established that the more superficial wounds came from ricochet rounds. 

Within minutes Portland’s most notorious police officers — with prior, proven histories of violence against innocent and often black, Portlanders — close associates of the shooters, converged on the scene; taking control of the car, the body and evidence… and arguing to keep the rival Strategic Emergency Response Team from securing the crime scene.

Long minutes after the killing, Portland police abused Keaton Otis' corpse, firing beanbag rounds at his lifeless body. 

Portland Police began to immediately abuse the criminal justice system. A state-wide investigation will break the ranks of the 'blue wall of silence' and discrepancies in officer accounts, evidence, and medical records will come to light.

With your help, Keaton Otis' death will expose the flaws in the County DA's bogus Grand Jury proceedings. We'll show how skewed testimony and procedural gimmicks prevented your peers from understanding the timeline never permits Keaton to have fired a shot, even if they were ever able to prove he was armed.

Another consequence of your involvement will be to demonstrate the structural deficiencies of Portland's Independent Police Review apparatus. This body, which the US DoJ terms a 'self-defeating accountability system,'persistently refused to investigate ... or even to allow Keaton's father to appeal the City's self-exoneration.

Join us.


The 15-minute i-phone video of the killing can be viewed here.

A 21-second enhanced version of the video with time stamp and sub-titles can be viewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRL6Mo61mxU

For links to publicly-available documents, including the Grand Jury transcript and transcripts of police interviews with witnesses and officers, officer biographies, press reports, statements and maps click here.

For a detailed review of events, police claims, the publicly-available documents + inconsistencies and questions raised click here.

For more information about the Justice for Keaton Otis Campaign see Justice for Keaton Otis on facebook.

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