Adika Bell, Christopher Paul Jordan, David Long, and Breyahna Monet
Justice for Manny
1012 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA, USA
This mural depicts a portrait of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who is a victim of police brutality. He is painted in shades of blue, orange, green, brown, and yellow. Around Manny's head are circles, which are similar to halos. To the left of the portrait the message "Justice for Manny" is written in black letters in blue boxes.
Manuel (Manny) Ellis was murdered by Tacoma Police on March 3, 2020. The police and sheriff's department insisted Manny died from drugs and a heart issue, but the medical examiner's report ruled it homicide by hypoxia due to physical restraint (e.g. the police strangled him to death). Witnesses videotaped the incident, observing that Manny was tasered, beaten, hogtied, held to the ground under an officer's knee, and had a spit hood put over his head. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General charged the officers on May 27, 2021. The officers posted bail the next day.
Instagram handles: Adika Bell @deeks253, Christopher Paul Jordan @cpauljordan, David Long @orangedaviid, and Breyahna Monet @breezekutz
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