Family of Native Mother Shot by Cop Plans Peaceful March, Wants Justice
“I want everyone to know that this will be a peaceful march,” said Leslie Salyers, sister of Jacqueline Salyers, a Puyallup tribal member who was shot dead by a Tacoma, Washington, police officer on January 28. “We don’t want to stop violence with violence. We just want answers.”
The slain woman’s family has planned a march that will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, March 16, on the Puyallup Tribe of Indians homeland. After gathering at 3009 East Portland Avenue, in Tacoma, family members and supporters will process to a federal courthouse and police station. For more information, go to the family’s Facebook page, Justice for Jackie.