Albert Johnson Committee Against Police Brutatlity
Organization profile published 1980
Publisher: Albert Johnson Committee Against Police Brutality, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2046
Abstract: The Albert Johnson Committee Against Police Brutality is the result of the anger the black people at the shooting of Albert Johnson by police on August 26,1979. The committee, a committee of volunteers, workers of various ethnic backgrounds is seeking justice in this killing, demanding that the policemen involved be charged with murder, on the basis of the Criminal Code sections 205, 212, 213. The Committee is also demanding an end to police racist harassement of black people.
To accopmplish the above goals, the committee has presented the demands to the Attorney General of Ontario, the Mayor of Toronto, the Chief of Police, and other government bodies. Demonstrations, rallies, pickets, fund-raising events and other means of rallying public support of Mrs. Johnson, civil actions are being taken against police officers involved in the August 26th killing and action is also being brought against the Metro Toronto Chief of Police and the Board of Commissioners for negligence in the operation and supervision of the police force.
The committee is also demanding that the Johnson family be compensated by the state with full financial compensation to help ease the economic hardships placed on them by the premature death of Mr. Johnson. The committee has established a trust fund for his family.