Family hopes death spurs action
January 7, 2021
BOX ELDER - Wearing shirts with Coleman Stump's picture and carrying banners and signs, dozens of people gathered on a warm, windy Saturday afternoon for a short march to call for changes to police department practices after Billings police killed the Chippewa Cree man in October.
The 50 or so people who gathered December 19 to march about a half-mile down the road to a school and back used the event to remember Coleman Stump as a father and sibling. They also hoped to illustrate what they described as larger problems within the Billings department regarding the frequency of police shootings and the department's protocols for investigating those incidents.
"Let's get some transparency in these departments," said one of Stump's sisters, Tasheena Duran, during Saturday's event. "Let's get something done."