We Demand Justice for Murder Victim Kerry Baxter Junior

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We Demand Justice for Murder Victim Kerry Baxter Junior

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Anita Wills started this petition to Police Chief City of Oakland CA Police Chief Jordan and

Kerry Baxter Junior was shot and killed in East Oakland, on January 16, 2011.  HIs  family asks the public to sign this petition demaning justice in his death.  The family of Kerry Baxter Junior seeks to have Federal and State Investigators oversee the Murder Investigation to determine if his Civil Rights were violated.  The family is also asking the Attorney Generals Office to send in a Special Investigator to investigate the circumstances surrounding his murder.  As of this date the Oakland Homicide Bureau, has refused to cooperate with the family, or to post a reward for the capture of Kerry Juniors assailants. A complaint filed with the Oakland Citizens Police Review Board, in February of 2011, was closed as unfounded, with little or no investigation. The CPRB has refused to provide the family with a report of their investigation. The Internal Affairs Division (IAD), has also sided with the Oakland Police Department.  The Police are ignoring clues and witnesses in the case and the family believes the lead detective should be taken off of the case. The head of Oakland's homicide bureau Lt. Brian Medeiros,  assisted in what the family believes, was the wrongful prosecution of Kerry Baxter Senior  in 2001. The family and Kerry Baxter Senior, are appealing a 66-year sentence he received under California's Three Strike Law. The family believes that the case was mismanaged by then Sgt. Brian Medeiros and the District Attorney’s Office. It is believed Brian Maderia hid evidence and altered information in order to protect his informant.  During the investigation he went to Kerry Juniors school, took him out of class, and questioned him without a parent present. Lt. Madera had knowledge of Kerry Baxter junior, and his family, prior to his murder. Now that Kerry Baxter Junior has been killed,  now Lt. Brian Medeiros is in charge of the investigation. The family has asked the Police Review Board in Oakland, to remove him from the investigation of Kerry Baxter Juniors Murder. 

Brian Madera has a history of harrasing and abusing African Americans and other People of Color, in Oakland and, in one case, the City paid out more than $78,000.00 to a citizen who filed a Civil Rights Complaint. Prior to his death Kerry Junior shared that he could not walk outside of his door without OPD harrassing him.  They did not arrest him, but would search his pockets and even took his California ID. We believe this is in retaliation for Kerry Baxter Senior filing appeals which mentioned Lt. Brian Maderia.

This is why we are requesing that a the Justice Department investigate whether his Civil Rights were violated, and that the State Attorney General's Office send in a  Investigator to take over the Murder Investigation.


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