In Photos: Demands, pressure for answers in police shooting of David Jones continue

By Kristi Petrillo 

Family of David Jones and a coalition of supporters held a press conference Friday morning outside the Philadelphia Police Department’s headquarters, followed by a march to the District Attorney’s office and City Hall.

They aired a list of detailed demands in response to the police shooting of David Jones. A witness to the shooting joined the event to offer an account that differed from the department’s narrative.

Photos from today’s press conference and march are below. You can read the protesters’ demands at PhillyMag.

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Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler of Mother Bethel AME Church reads the demands for Police Commissioner Ross.

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Deacon Matthew Smith of National Action Network

JUSTICEFORDJ7-28-17 (6 of 1)A witness to the shooting, who was identified as Terrence, described in detail the events leading up to Pownall shooting David Jones. The witness disputes the police departments account of the shooting.

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JUSTICEFORDJ7-28-17 (5 of 1) A witness to the shooting, who was identified as Terrence, described in detail the events leading up to Pownall shooting David Jones. The witness disputes the police departments account of the shooting.

Activists then took to the streets and marched to the DA’s Office.

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Along the route people reacted to the march in various ways with cheering, yelling, and confused stares.

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Asa Khalif, activist and advocate for the family of David Jones, explains the purpose of the march to onlookers .

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Kate Goodman, a member of Socialist Alternative, reads the demands for District Attorney Kelley Hodge in front of the DA’s Office.

JUSTICEFORDJ7-28-17 (22 of 1)Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler of Mother Bethel AME Church reads the demands for Mayor Jim Kenney in front of City Hall.

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JUSTICEFORDJ7-28-17 (27 of 1)Isaac Gardner, advocate for the family of David Jones.

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JUSTICEFORDJ7-28-17 (25 of 1)Deacon Matthew Smith of National Action Network shakes hands with David Jones’ siblings.

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David Jones’ stepmother and sister.

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Asa Khalif and David Jones’ stepmother

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