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Federal Court Support for André & Bryson, Tacoma Sept 23-Oct 9
September 23 @ 9:30 am - October 3 @ 4:30 pm PDT
Chaplin-Thompson Family Court Support
Monday September 23 – Wednesday October 10
(subject to change)
Black brothers and loved ones, André Thompson and Bryson Chaplin, who survived a murder attempt by a racist, white, olympia police officer on 5-21-2015 are now taking that cop Ryan Donald and the City of Olympia to federal court for Excessive Use of Force.
The Chaplin-Thompson family invites the community to please show up for court support any and all days of the trial. It is especially important for folks to show up as both Crystal Chaplin and Jasmine Thompson (André and Bryson’s Mother and Sister) are on the witness list and cannot be in the courtroom until they are called to testify. So please be a loving and protective presence to the courtroom in their absence.
The federal courthouse is on stolen Puyallup land at 1717 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, across the street from the Museum of Glass.
Court will typically be in session 930am-430pm with a lunch break from around noon to 130pm
This trial is expected to run ten days, by presiding judge Judge Ronald Leighton. The first day will be jury selection, start early at 9am, and may be a shorter day (Leighton suggested the jury would be selected by noon).
Here are the ten days as laid out at pre-trial (subject to change)
Monday Sept 23
Tuesday Sept 24
Wednesday Sept 25
Monday Sept 30
Tuesday Oct 1
Wednesday Oct 2
Thursday Oct 3
Monday Oct 7
Tuesday Oct 8
Wednesday Oct 9
Attorney for the Chaplin-Thompsons, Sunni Ko, has requested “business attire” for those attending the proceedings. Please dress for court. No justice shirts or signs will be permitted in the courtroom. Please bring a picture ID and be prepared to go though X-ray/metal detectors. No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom. Please respect the rules of the courtroom. Thank you so much for supporting the Chaplin-Thompson family.
if you have additional accessibility or other questions please contact Olympia SURJ
You can support the Chaplin-Thompson family from outside the courtroom by contributing money to their living expenses fund.
Click here: paypal.me/OlympiaSURJ
Please utilize this event page for carpooling to Tacoma. Please hold the Chaplin Thompson family in your hearts.
❤️❤️❤️ Bryson ❤️❤️❤️
💜💜💜 André 💜💜💜