BAYTOWN, Texas — Outrage over a woman who was shot and killed by a Baytown Police during a confrontation continues to grow.
Members of Black Lives Matter Houston, community activists and Pamela Turner’s family rallied outside the Baytown Police Department on Saturday demanding justice.
Kandice Webber, an organizer of the Black Lives Matter Houston rally, chanted “Say her name."
A crowd of about 70 supporters yelled back “Pamela Turner."
“When we say her name, then we evoke her spirit,” Webber said. “We remember that Pamela Turner is a person. She’s a woman. She’s not just another statistic. She’s not just another black body bleeding in the street.”
Ashton P. Woods with BLM Houston added, “This is another black life, another human life that’s been extinguished for nothing.”
The group wants their voices heard.
“The memory of Pamela turner needs to be etched in the forefront of our minds just like Sandra Bland, just like Alton Sterling, just like Alva Braziel, just like Jordan Baker,” said Woods.
“We keep adding names," said Webber. "This is not the club anybody wants to be in and these names are consistently black. They’re consistently brown.”
The protesters said Turner deserves justice and they demand a thorough investigation.
“He knew exactly who this woman was and he knew that she had mental health issues but that didn’t matter to him because Pamela turner, this black woman, doesn’t matter to police officers and that is a problem,” Webber said.
In a statement Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris said, “The Baytown Police Department is committed to the safety and security of all of our citizens and as such, we ask for the public’s patience and calm as the Texas Rangers conduct a complete and thorough investigation into this incident.”