Marchers Protest Miami Police Shootings

Marchers will walk from Overtown to police headquarters

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    Protestors angry over a recent series of deadly police-involved shootings in Miami are set to hold a community march Thursday.

    Marchers will walk from Gipson Park in Overtown to Miami Police headquarters beginning at 5:30 p.m., organizers said.

    Activists Demand Investigation Into Miami Police-Involved Shootings

    [MI] Activists Demand Investigation Into Miami Police-Involved Shootings
    The family of Travis McNeil held a candlelight vigil in his honor Tuesday night, five days after he was shot and killed in the city of Miami. The vigil comes after more than a half dozen shootings involving police officers, and now the ACLU has asked for an investigation into the shootings.

    The protestors are demanding a more thorough investigation into the seven shootings and demand Police Chief Miguel Exposito's termination.

    Since July 2010, seven African-American men have been shot and killed by Miami Police, two of them reportedly unarmed. Exposito has said his department is investigating each case.

    Exposito Meets Police-Shooting Victim's Family

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    A 10-year-old who lost his dad wants answers from Chief Miguel Exposito.

    Earlier this week, Reverend Al Sharpton was in Miami, where he announced at an NAACP meeting that he'd written a formal request to the Justice Department asking them to investigate whether police misconduct may be to blame in these cases.