9/3/12 Newsletter

Contents:

  • Demonstration Against Brutal Cop Greg Burstad at Brooklyn Park Police Station
COMMUNITY FIGHTING BACK: JOIN US TO DEMAND INVESTIGATION AND SUSPENSION OF
BRUTAL, CORRUPT BROOKLYN PARK COP

Demonstration at Brooklyn Park Police Station
5400 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park
Tuesday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m.
 
On August 22, about 70 representatives of Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) along with representatives of the Latino civil rights organization Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, members of the community, and individual complainants delivered 22 complaints to Brooklyn Park City Manager Jaime Verbrugge and to the Brooklyn Park police department.  Five additional complaints are being delivered on September 4, for a total of 27 complaints.  The common denominator of these complaints is Ofc. Greg Burstad, a racist cop who has engaged in ongoing misconduct, brutality and criminal acts against Latinos and African Americans, which started during his days with the Metro Gang Strike Force but continues to the present.
 
With the complaints, we presented a list of demands including that Ofc. Burstad be suspended during the period of investigation and that the community be protected from retaliation so that he could not continue to victimize people under color of law. However, on August 24 Burstad was spotted for a long period outside of the Golden Valley home of one of the complainants with no apparent legitimate law enforcement purpose.  What business does a Brooklyn Park cop have in Golden Valley?
 
We gave Brooklyn Park the opportunity to do the right thing but they chose to ignore our demands, resulting in intimidation and retaliation against a complainant.  Now, the community is going to step up our actions to see that our demands are heard.  Stand with the community at a demo outside of the Brooklyn Park police station.  Let them know we won't let up until Burstad is held accountable and the community gets justice.


Communities United Against Police Brutality
Meetings: Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
24-hour hotline: 612-874-7867


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