Chapter News

Community Leaders to Stand in Solidarity for Noel Carter

Aug 15, 2016




Date:        August 14,  2016

Contact:   Lawanna Gelzer, NAN Central Florida Chapter President

Phone:      407-953-5599


Community Leaders to Stand in Solidarity for Noel Carter

The Fight Back Coalition – a community partnership between National Action Network Central Florida Chapter, Advocacy, Action & Accountability Alliance, Women of Color Leadership Coalition, Community Empowerment Partnership, Believers Outreach Ministries in solidarity with other Civic and Civil Rights Organization along with the families of victims of excessive force by Orlando Police Department  – will hold a press conference outside Orange County Courthouse on Monday, August 15th at 12 Noon to mark the beginning of the controversial Noel Carter Case.

Noel Carter was beaten, kicked and tased by OPD officers who were moonlighting for the Venue 578 downtown.  Sadly, Carter is not Orlando’s first case of excessive force – there is a City of Orlando problem with excessive force and police brutality. The Orlando police brutality and excessive force video has now received over 5,500 views online.

Yet State Attorney Jeff Ashton, who is busy running for re-election, appears to have made political deals with Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando Police Department to charge Noel Carter, while not charging any officers involved.

WHAT: Call for Justice for Noel Carter and Call for an End to Orlando’s Police Brutality and Excessive Force

WHEN:  Monday, August 15th at NOON

WHERE: Orange County Court House, 425 N Orange Avenue (32801)


“The ongoing failures with the Orlando Police Department are alarming and unacceptable,” said Lawanna Gelzer, President of the National Action Network Central Florida Chapter. “The community demands accountability, and now it is clear that must start from the top.”


Monday, August 15th – 12 Noon

Orange County Court House

425 North Orange Avenue * Orlando, FL 32801


For More Information


Lawanna Gelzer, NAN Central Florida Chapter President 

Phone: (407) 953-5599

Email:  or [email protected]