Carl Dorsey Credit: Family photo

On Saturday, Jan. 1, the People’s Organization for Progress will host a rally and march to demand answers in the investigation of the police killing of Carl Dorsey.

This young man was shot and killed by an undercover Newark police officer on the evening of Jan. 1, 2021, just after the city of Newark had gone through all of the year 2020 without having fired a shot.

Dorsey’s shooting was captured on videotape. He was unarmed when he was subject to that fateful encounter. The investigation is considered by serious social justice activists as a test of the relatively new Independent Prosecutor’s Bill. Passed into law in 2018, the bill puts any police killing or death of a civilian in police custody in the hands of the attorney general to reassure community trust and accountability when the previous practice of such investigations done at the county level elicited long-standing distrust.

The rally will take place at The Lincoln Monument, 12 Springfield Ave., Newark at 12 noon.

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