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|Rapid Response Alert - Euclid, OH|
Unfit for Duty: MOBB United for Social Change and Euclid NAACP demand Euclid police Department to fire Michael Amiott, officer with notorious record of violent assaults against black men
M.O.B.B. United for Social Change is deeply disturbed to learn that the city of Euclid, Ohio will rehire police Office Michael Amiott, who was fired last year after a video of him violently beating a black man during a traffic stop went viral. MOBB United for Social Change issued a call to action in the wake of this video being released, demanding that justice be done.
Amiott's re-hiring shows that we cannot rest, that justice can be undone and that police officers often face little to no consequences for unlawful conduct. It was only recently that Timothy Loehmann, who shot and killed Tamir Rice, lied on his application, and was so emotionally unstable that he wept on the firing range, was re-hired by the Bellaire, Ohio police department.
Amiott will rejoin the force, per Euclid Law Director Kelley Sweeney, with the following conditions:
This is unacceptable. We call upon Euclid police chief Scott Meyer to rectify this indignity.
M.O.B.B. United for Social Change and the Euclid NAACP implores the Euclid police department and the larger Ohio community to stand up for what is right above what is expedient. Fire Officer Amiott immediately. Officer Amiott’s continued record of abuses against the citizens he is meant to protect and serve demonstrate that he is unfit for duty.
Call To Action
#ProtectThem by demanding immediate action for justice.
Contact Euclid and Ohio state officials below:
Ohio State Representatives:
Kenny Yuko, Senate, District 25
John Kasich, Governor
M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.