Robert Branch choking

CALLS FOR PRAYERS, JUSTICE FOR ROBERT BRANCH AS TRIAL SET TO COMMENCE

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 13, 2017 (Del Cerro) – The National Action Network has announced that a call for “prayer and justice” will be held Monday evening for Robert Branch, an African-American man set to start trial for felony assault on a Sheriff’s deputy who choked him unconscious in Del Cerro back in May 2015.

ROBERT BRANCH TRIAL STARTS MONDAY: MOTORIST SUED SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OVER BEING CHOKED UNCONSCIOUS IN DEL CERRO

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Still shot from video taken on Branch’s cell phone

January 22, 2017 (San Diego) – The trial of Robert Branch, an African-American motorist choked unconscious by a white Sheriff’s deputy in Del Cerro in May 2015, begins Monday.  Branch was charged initially with resisting arrest, but after he filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Sheriff’s department alleging inappropriate use of force, additional felony charges of reckless driving and use of deadly force against an officer were filed against Branch.  Branch captured a portion of the altercation on a disturbing video