Henderson Says Viral Videos are Helping Ensure Accountability for Murders of Black People
DALLAS – Reacting live on MSNBC to news that three suspects would be indicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, civil rights attorney David Henderson said that charges were delivered only because footage of the murder was captured and shared widely — part of a trend that violence committed against Black people “being recorded on tape has been what’s been necessary to push important changes moving forward.” Drawing on his experience as a former prosecutor and a civil rights attorney, Henderson also discussed legal doctrine on use of force and noted how the charges ultimately should have been brought sooner.
Watch the interview HERE.
A Dallas-based former prosecutor who left to fight for justice at Ellwanger Law, David is currently representing several plaintiffs in police brutality cases. Previously on CNN reacting to President Trump’s executive order on police reform, David criticized the proposed reform as a “slap in the face” to activists and families who have lost loved ones at the hands of police violence. He also was previously on MSNBC to react in live-time to murder charges filed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks.
David also recently wrote an opinion piece for Newsweek, saying that “police have exploited legal doctrine and the system to shield themselves from any accountability for brutalizing their own neighbors and communities.”
David is available for comment and interviews. His Twitter is @OakCliffLawer.