After taking some extra time to review videos of the situation that took place on April 10 in the arrest of Aleyah Lewis by Urbana police, the NAACP Champaign County Branch believes that the videos show the officer using excessive force to arrest a female who was clearly impaired in some manner.

If we’re talking about calculating the distance I traveled on my front porch swing in mathematical terms over the years, well then we’re talking about a few inches forward and a few inches back. In terms of the memories made there, however, I traveled “way up into the big numbers.”

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