This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Many are demanding answers in the aftermath of the Madison officer-involved shooting that killed 39-year-old Dana Sherrod Fletcher. Some people are asking if the local NAACP can help the community understand where the justice system stands during situations like the officer-involved shooting. The Huntsville/Madison County NAACP President, Jerry Burnet, says he wants to help the public understand the justice system. “We want to get a general understanding as to the investigation process, the use of deadly force, and what should the public expect from law enforcement.” The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting and gave WHNT News 19 a response to the NAACP’s town hall.
We hope that with the DA’s Office making an effort to educate the community it will bring a better understanding and peace of mind to the community. Education is always a good thing and the more the public can learn about how law enforcement investigations work and how the law pertains to them, it only makes our community better.