Civil Rights Leaders Back Brandy

January 30, 2007 By:
Civil Rights Leaders Back Brandy

Black civil rights leaders in Los Angeles are speaking out against the claim that California Highway Patrol has made against Brandy calling it "A political trophy."

As we mentioned yesterday, the Los Angeles City Attorney is contemplating whether to "file misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against Brandy" who was involved in a fatal car crash in December.

Najee Ali, leader of Project Islamic HOPE, said the CHP's recommendation to file charges against the singer "is unfairly targeting her for prosecution because of her celebrity." Ali told TMZ that he is organizing an email campaign in the African American Community to put pressure on City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo to reject the case.

Delgadillo says, "We will treat this case like every other case and treat it very seriously because someone died."


The family of the woman that was killed in the car crash involving Brandy has just sued the singer for wrongful death.