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Protestors call for TPD Chief Lawrence Revell to resign

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 06, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While hundreds gathered inside Jack McLean to support Chief Revell, a small few stood outside, to protest.

The Tallahassee Community Action Committee came with signs and chants Monday to call for Revell and City Manager Reese Goad's resignations.

The protestors say they don't trust Revell. The distrust stems from an incident 23 years ago, where Revell shot and killed a black man after he tried to run over another officer.

Revell was later cleared but these protestors say they believe the process then was flawed, and someone else should be the head of TPD now.

"When someone dies, when a person murders someone, even when it's on accident or an intense situation, there needs to be a real process to show whether that person committed that crime rightfully or not and we do not believe that process has been committed," said Denzel Pierre, a TCAC protestor. "And that's why we don't care whether Revell has learned a lesson. "

TCAC says they'll continue to call for action, and gather more people throughout Tallahassee to support their message.