After the jump is the press release from the Houston Police Department. The Press Conference had nothing to do with the death of Reginald Sumbler; rather, the Ministers Against Crime were talking about unchecked vandalism in the Sunnyside area.
Little does this also note, the Ministers Against Crime are a volunteer faction of the Houston Police Department. You have to literally sign up with and be approved by the Houston Police Department to be a part of the group. The HPD was clearly trying to bully their volunteer group into agreeing with the shooting of Sumbler; however, the Ministers Against Crime refused to acknowledge the shooting as appropriate.
City Council members were present and did object to the shooting of Reginald Sumbler.
MEDIA ALERT: MINISTERS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR HPD
FROM HPD MEDIA ALERT EMAIL:
At a 1 p.m. news conference TODAY (Thursday, August 2), a group of religious leaders in the Houston Ministers Against Crime will congregate to announce their united support of the Houston Police Department following the fatal shooting of an armed male at 4300 Mowery on Monday (July 30). The news conference will be hosted by Pastor James Nash at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at 8309 Brandon.
WHAT: Religious Leaders to Show Support for HPD DATE:
TODAY (Thursday, August 2) TIME: 1 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 8309 Brandon (Key map 533-U) JFC/NJM 8-2-07
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