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Family of a Baltimore man who died in police custody plans 300th demonstration in his honor

Posted at 7:26 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 08:21:13-04

BALTIMORE — Tyrone West died in police custody back in 2013. Since then, every Wednesday, his sister has fought to bring him justice.

West's sister, Tawanda Jones will, protest Wednesday just like she has every Wednesday for 300 weeks.

He died after a traffic stop in northeast Baltimore back in July of 2013. None of the officers involved in his arrest between Baltimore City Police and Morgan State Police were charged with a crime.

His sister has led protests in Baltimore every Wednesday since his death. She calls them “West Wednesdays".

Wednesday night will mark their 300th demonstration. Jones plans to team up with students at Johns Hopkins University, as they protest having a private police force on campus.

The demonstration is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. at East 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue.