Press Release

NAACP Memphis to Inquire into the Killing of Brandon Webber

June 14, 2019

The President of the NAACP Memphis Branch, Deirdre Malone, released the following statement in regards to the death of Brandon Webber:

“The NAACP Memphis Branch is making a formal inquiry with law enforcement officials into the murder of Brandon Webber. As we grieve for the loss of another African American young man’s life, the injury of law enforcement officers, and pray for all involved, we also want answers to questions surrounding Mr. Webber’s death. The Branch has called into the U.S. Marshals Office in Oxford, MS, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to see if we can obtain additional information around the shooting, which took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in the Frayser community. We are very interested in learning if the agents who shot and killed Mr. Webber were wearing body cameras so we can ascertain what really happened last night. We also would like to know if Webber’s felony warrant was issued as a part of the Federal Task Force mandate and if there was a better way to engage Mr. Webber once he was located.

“Unfortunately for our citizens, Memphis is again in the spotlight over the shooting of an African American. The NAACP Memphis Branch will continue to ask these questions until we obtain a response.”

 

About the NAACP Memphis Branch: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, and the Memphis Branch is one of the largest branches of the organization in the United States. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Visit our website at www.naacpmemphis.org.