Rally held to demand the release of the video from Joel Acevedo’s murder

July 16, 2020

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On Monday, July 13, 2020, Voces de la Frontera and the family of Joel Acevedo gathered at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and proceeded to march for two miles to the mural of Joel at South 6th Street and W. Garfield Ave. This march was a follow-up to the June 24, 2020 rally and press conference where the Acevedo family demanded the firing and prosecution of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli as well as the resignation of Police Chief Alfonso Morales over the murder of their son Joel Acevedo (center photo).

Guest speakers included Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz; civil rights leader and advocate Liz Brown, from Justice Wisconsin; members of the Acevedo family; and attorneys Benjamin Crump (bottom photo) and B’Ivory LaMarr. Crump is the nationally known attorney representing the family of George Floyd and other victims of police violence.

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