Exclusive: The new organization, Justice Teams Network, will support victims’ families in handling legal battles and false claims by police

The officers pulled Caesar Cruz over for a broken tail light, surrounded his vehicle and fired twenty shots. Two days after he died tangled in his seatbelt, his 10-year-old son had an idea: “What if we protest?”

It was 11 December 2009, years before victims of police violence became viral hashtags, but Cruz’s family decided to channel their grief into a protest outside the Anaheim, California, police department.

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