It’s been one year since the violent arrests of brothers Travis and Ricky price in Rock Hill which led to an officer being fired and charged for his doings in the arrest. Protests followed and social justice advocates held a press conference Friday, one year and one day after the arrest happened at the H&H Mart in Rock Hill.
Maurice Sutter, the president of the Rock Hill Black Lives Matter movement, says he wants his organization to collaborate with RHPD and other law enforcement while also holding officers who don’t follow conduct accountable.
Following the verdict of officer Moreno, multiple social justice groups started advocating for a bill called Travis Law. Gray says this law is critical not just for the city of Rock Hill, but the entire state of South Carolina. With this law, citizens, police, and the judicial system can be on the same page about an officer’s actions as it is related to excessive force.