Pastor Jay Leach said this is not an attack on first responders, that they appreciate what they do. They are requesting that police don't let situations escalate. "The officer had the chance to deescalate the situation."
Leach said this specific officer has had multiple issues while on the force. "We think this officer failed a basic standard. Do no harm."
Rev. Nancy Allison stood next to Turner and said that as a white woman, she has more power in the system even though he's bigger. Allison is calling for the Citizens Review Board to have more responsibility and for body cameras to be installed.
Turner was a police officer in Greensboro.
"It's different when you see it on the other side". He said you have the right to ask for the ordinance you're accused of violating," Turner said. "Every officer has a book on them."
"I wasn't read rights and wasn't told where I was being taken. They took me to a remote lot by the highway. I was scared." Turner said as he recounted the ordeal.
Turner ended by telling people not to be afraid to use their camera.