Protesters organize in Portsmouth for officer-involved shootings

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A handful of people took to the streets on Sunday in protest of recent officer-involved shootings throughout the country.

A filer circulated online saying that the group wanted to “shut down High Street”. An organizer with the group says on his Facebook page that they want to show solidarity with Charlotte, William Chapman and Jamaycheal Mitchell.

The group started at I.C. Norcom High School and marched down High Street.

Former Portsmouth officer Stephen Rankin shot and killed Champan off Frederick Boulevard in 2015 and Mitchell died from starvation in jail waiting to be moved to a mental health facility.

Police Chief Tonya Chapman was also there and spoke with the group.

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