May 12, 2015 marks the fifth year anniversary of the murder of Keaton Otis by Portland police.
In place of the monthly vigil (began by Keaton’s father Fred Bryant), we will hold a larger memorial event, to remember Keaton, and to demand justice for him, for Fred Bryant, and all victims of police violence.
Alyssa Bryant, sister of Keaton Otis
Dr. Pastor Leroy Haynes
JoAnn A Hardesty
Shirley Isadore, mother of Kendra James
Joe Bean Keller, father of Deontae Keller
poetry by Emmett Wheatfall
screening of part of the documentary Arresting Power
hosted by Walidah Imarisha
We will have an altar set up – please bring items to share for the duration of the memorial that are meaningful and relevant.
2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police almost five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster.” They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver’s seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.