Family Searches for Answers After Sheneque Proctor Dies in Police Custody12/27/2014
18-year-old Sheneque Proctor died while in the custody of police. Sheneque was arrested on Novem...
18-year-old Sheneque Proctor died while in the custody of police.
Sheneque was arrested on Novemeber 1 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In an ideal world, bail would be paid and Sheneque would return home to her 5 month old son Zamaruien Blevins. However, sadly, Sheneque was found dead in her cell the next morning. Tracy Rodda, Sheneque’s aunt, says that the young Ms. Proctor had asthma, and complained of harsh treatment from the police.
The names of black and brown people dying at the hands of the police risks overwhelming us but by speaking of Sheneque and bringing attention to her untimely death we do not play into the hands of those who demonize and avoid discussing victims of police brutality, especially when the victims are black women and girls. When it seems there is nothing else we can possibly do, we must educate ourselves, our communities, and encourage those who would rather not, to advocate when black and brown men and black and brown women are killed at the hands and in the custody of the police.
Sign the petition requesting that there be a federal and state investigation concerning her death.