One Mans Fight To Get Bodycams In Indian River County

In October 2015, Michael C. Marsh started pushing for for Indian River County Sheriffs Department to to have officers using body cameras.

He has been an activist in Indian River County for some time now as well as surrounding areas. You can check out a lot of his activism here. He so far has successfully helped push the implementation of bodycams for the Palm Beach Gardens after they killed a black man named Corey Jones while he was waiting for a tow truck.

Corey was a band member for a local church. Jones’ older brother, C. J. Jones, was a football player at University of Iowa and from 2003 to 2009 and played as a wide receiver in the National Football League. Corey’s cousins are NFL defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Corey had a bright future and was a part of a band by the name of Future Prezidents

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer, Nouman K. Raja, approached Coreys vehicle on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the southbound exit ramp of Interstate 95 and PGA Boulevard where he claimed he was attacked by Corey. Audio evidence of the tow truck call was released by the FBI proving that the officer lied.

Since that shooting Michael has pushed for police and sheriffs to wear body camera’s. Since his pushing, Vero Beach Police Department and the Sebastian Police Department are researching implementation of body cameras.

Michael has attempted multiple times to bring up body camera’s to IRCSO but keeps getting pushed around and no appointment set up to talk about them. His last attempt was with Major Flowers. Michael told America’s Police Problem in an interview that, “Flowers told me maybe he will respond to me…They won’t respond because I have caught them violating people’s rights.”

Michael also stated, “I know leasing the camera’s are a better buy and the cost of cameras far outweighs the cost of lawsuits. Also my buddy Jacquet introduced HB 513 to have cameras mandated.”

His next step in activism is bringing awareness and change into the shooting and murder of Gifford resident Alteria Woods who was shot as a by stander by the sheriffs department. The sheriff’s department has not only tried to paint her in a bad picture but also changes up their story in an attempted cover up in thier press release. There is a protest in the makes for the first Sunday of June starting from the scene of the shooting to the sheriff’s department.

If you would like to contact Major Flowers you can by calling (772) 569-6700 or visiting their Facebook or stopping by at 4055 41st Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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