AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA PRESS RELEASE
Following the verdict in the second of several trials related to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Amnesty International USA called for widespread reform of laws governing the use of lethal force by police.
“The courts are an important component of seeking accountability for the tragic death of Freddie Gray, but there is still a critical need to reform laws related to lethal force by police across the country,” said Jamira Burley, senior campaigner with Amnesty International USA.
“Lives are at stake. All states must bring lethal force laws in line with international standards that require that such force should be used only as a last resort.”
AIUSA also expressed concern for the protection of peaceful protesters following the verdict.