Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mother of Tashii Farmer-Brown to Hold Press Conference at Anthem Film Festival


Mother of Tashii Farmer-Brown to Hold Press Conference at Anthem Film Festival

Las Vegas, NV - The mother of Tashii Farmer-Brown, a black man who was killed in May by a police officer in a parking lot outside the Las Vegas Venetian Hotel, will give her first press conference July 20, 2017, following a screening of “What Happened in Vegas” at the Anthem Film Festival. Tashii is featured in the documentary, which includes moving footage from his funeral. The funeral was closed to the press, and his mother has refused previous requests for interviews.

“What Happened in Vegas,” directed by Ramsey Denison, documents four murder cases in which all of the victims were killed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers: Tashii, choked to death after asking a police officer for help; Trevon Cole, a small-time drug dealer; Erik Scott, a decorated ex-army officer and West Point graduate shot in a Costco parking lot; and Stanley Gibson, a disoriented combat army veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

Also attending the post-screening press conference will be family members of the other victims; director Ramsey Denison; Larry Burns, a 27-year veteran of the LVMPD and former candidate for sheriff; and Neill Franklin, executive director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership).

The film screening is open to members of the press and begins at 3:20pm PT.  The press conference will follow the film at approximately 4:50pm PT.  Both events will take place in the Versailles 3 room of the Paris Las Vegas Conference Center, July 20, 2017.

For media credentials to the film screening and/or to the press conference, contact Norann Dillon at Norann@FreedomFest.com or 855-850-3733 x206.  Media are asked to check in at the main registration desk in the Exhibit Hall (Concord Ballroom).

For information on the Anthem Film Festival, contact Jo Ann Skousen at JSkousen@AnthemFilm.com or 407-620-9025.  

The Anthem Libertarian Film Festival focuses on films about individuality, choice and accountability. It is part of FreedomFest, an annual event that brings together over 2,000 attendees and 250 speakers with sessions on public policy, history, science & technology, art & literature, health & wellness, investments and economics. FreedomFest has been called “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.”   This year’s conference runs July 19-22, 2017, at the Paris Las Vegas.

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