The St. Louis Board of Alderman has called Wednesday's hearing in the wake of the recent police shooting death of Kajiemi Powell in St. Louis. While our coalition was formed in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, our demand for police accountability for use of force extends beyond Ferguson. Please attend Wednesday's hearing in solidarity to the need for effective accountability for all acts of police violence throughout our region. At the hearing, St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson will testify on use of lethal force. The city has decided NOT to hear public testimony on this important issue, and therefore the only statement we can make at the hearing is by our presence in the room.