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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:01 PM

Marvin Scott III died in Texas police custody. His family will protest until the officers involved

Marvin Scott III died in Texas police custody. His family will protest until the officers involved are arrested.

by Melissa Martinez and Shelby Tauber, Texas Tribune


For the past four weeks, a group of up to 40 protesters has gathered outside the Collin County Jail nearly every night around 9 p.m. They hang signs, draw on the sidewalk with chalk and decorate the chain link fence, celebrating the life of Marvin Scott III, who died while in the custody of jail staff in March.

Consistently, their memorials have been taken down by county staff. But that doesn’t deter his sister, LaChay Batts, from returning every day with other community members outside the jail in McKinney.

“We just do it again,” Batts, 28, told the Tribune Sunday, her voice hoarse from chanting all day. “They want us to stop, to go away. We’re gonna remain until the officers are arrested.”

On March 14, Scott was arrested in Allen, nearly 15 miles from where he lived in Frisco, on a marijuana charge. Authorities said he had less than two ounces — a misdemeanor. The 26-year-old, who received a schizophrenia diagnosis two years ago, sometimes used the drug to self-medicate, according to the family’s lawyer, S. Lee Merritt.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/13/marvin-scott-jail-protests/

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:16 PM

1. A very sad kick and recommend.

That was hard to read.

Justice for Marvin and his family.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:13 PM

2. Glad the Tribune finally picked this up.

Marvin Scott III was murdered and his family needs justice.

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