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Citizens air concerns about police brutality

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - More than 60 Macon residents expressed concern over alleged police brutality and racial profiling at a community meeting with Mayor Robert Reichert.

The event Saturday was prompted by the death of Sammie Davis Jr. who was shot by Macon Police Officer Clayton Sutton in December at a Macon supermarket.. Davis was unarmed.

Macon resident Edward Davenport said that prior to Davis' death, he gave a list of complaints to the mayor concerning officers whose names had surfaced regarding brutality complaints in the black community." He claimed the mayor took no action.

A report on macon.com said that a woman alleged her 8-year-old son was handcuffed for tossing pinecones.

The forum was organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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