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Group protests outside Mayor Stothert's office Tuesday

Posted at 10:35 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 23:35:02-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A group of people wanted to speak to Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert about the James Scurlock case Tuesday.

Scurlock is the Black man shot to death by bar owner Jake Gardner during a protest in downtown Omaha on May 30.

People showed up outside the mayor's office, chanting and knocking on the front door. However, they were unable to meet with her as she was in a meeting.

“We need justice for James Scurlock immediately. Jake Gardner needs to be charged immediately and we need all protest-related charges from a few weeks ago to be dropped and not just for a certain population of people but for everyone,” said Markell Riley, co-founder of Pro-Black.

A spokesperson for the mayor said in a statement that all meetings with Mayor Stothert are scheduled by appointment.

She has met with dozens of groups over the last month.