Demonstrators Demand Transparency From Medford Police

MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Demonstrators are asking for more fiscal transparency from the Medford Police Department.

"We want to see change in the City of Medford, especially in regards to not only the school system, but the way the police police our community," one protestor said.

The Hope Coleman, the mother of Terrence Coleman, spoke at the demonstration. Terrence Coleman was a 31-year-old Black man who died after being shot twice in the abdomen by a police officer in 2016. He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Police say Terrence Coleman came at them with a knife. Hope Coleman disputes this.

"I know I heard two shots," Hope Coleman said. "I jumped up and yelled, my son didn't make a noise or anything, he was automatically gone."

There will be a demonstration in front of the Suffolk DA's office on Tuesday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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