Support for Desmond

Colin Kaepernick, state AG acknowledge local victim of police violence

The Justice for Desmond Phillips effort—which is seeking an outside investigation into the March killing of Phillips by Chico police—was bolstered by two events this past week.

On Nov. 9, Phillips’ father, David, and civil rights lawyer John Burris met with state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to introduce new evidence and discuss the case, according to an email from the Phillips family. More details of the meeting are forthcoming.

Also this week, in a GQ cover story naming former NFL player and police brutality activist Colin Kaepernick citizen of the year, Kaepernick is pictured wearing a shirt with Phillips’ name listed among victims of police violence.