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NAACP marches in Lumpkin

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Lumpkin, GA  - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the Lumpkin Police Department.

About a hundred people showed up for the Lumpkin city council meeting Tuesday night.

Many of them waved signs protesting what they call "mistreatment" by police.

State NAACP president Edward Dubose told the mayor and council he was there to send a message to the citizens of Lumpkin and beyond. 

"You don't have to take brutality by police officers. We're also rolling out a national safe community imitative to teach people how to report incidents of brutality."

Others at the meeting called the NAACP protest a personal vendetta.

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