FBI Enlists Help of Citizens For Civil Rights Cases
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is currently at a dead end in at least 33 civil rights cases. The cases range from police brutality to killings that occurred decades ago, many of them involving white police officers who shot black men or teenagers.
The FBI is asking for help from relatives of victims to help right the wrongs of the past. They are currently looking for family members to provide evidence or details on crimes, and in some cases, simply give status updates or tell them that their investigation has ended.
According to The Associated Press, among the cases is Johnny Robinson, a black teen shot by police in 1963 in the aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Another case is the killing of John Earl Reese, a 16-year-old who died in 1955 when two men fired shots on a black cafe in Gregg County, Texas.