ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Members of the Albany African American Clergy are demanding change after release of surveillance video and lack of indictments in the Dontay Ivy case.
But they do want to see more community policing.
“Let’s, we the people, wake up and realize that we are people and not diversify ourselves based on our color, which is no different from the red and the blue or all the gangs,” Collier said. “But that we are human beings, and if we work together, we can have everything we want. But if we don’t change our thinking and renew our minds, we’re never going to change what God intended us to have.”
The call for change extends beyond the Albany Police Department. The group is also calling on the governor, the attorney general, and legislative leaders to review the grand jury’s decision to see if justice was denied.