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Web Extra: NCC News Brief 4/4/18

Catch up on today’s local news with NCC News. Chris Thomsen discusses a second lawsuit against a Syracuse police officer, Juanita Perez Williams’ decision to run for office and how SU is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

4/4/18 NCC News Brief Transcript:

This is NCC News. I’m Chris Thomsen with today’s top stories.

A second lawsuit has been filed against the Syracuse police officer who arrested a 14-year-old at Nottingham high school in 2016. Officer Vallon Smith is now facing a fourth-amendment violation claim on top of an excessive force lawsuit. But Nottingham PTO President Tula Goenka thinks the district attorney should take action.

“I hope there’s an investigation and I hope they come up with a decision that is fair to everyone involved.”

After publicly denying a run in January, former Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams now plans on running for congress in New York’s 24th district. This comes after the Onondaga county democrats’ designated Dana Balter as its candidate. Perez Williams will explain her change of heart at a meeting of the Syracuse University Democrats tonight.

And on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored by Syracuse University with a plaque dedication. The ceremony is taking place at the Shaffer Art Building Galleria, where the civil rights icon spoke in 1965.

Be sure to check out NCC News online for the rest of today’s stories. For NCC News, I’m Chris Thomsen.