Family, attorneys, and activists seek justice; rally to be held August 26 in Memphis
On August 18, 2021, DiCello Levitt partners Bobby DiCello and Mark DiCello, attended the funeral and news conference of Alvin Motley, Jr. in Hillside, Illinois. The Rev. Al Sharpton, attorney Benjamin Crump, and Bobby DiCello, along with members of the Motley family, spoke during the news conference before the funeral service.
Last week, Alvin Motley, Jr. was shot and killed on his way to visit family in Memphis, Tenn., after he got into an argument over loud music with a security guard at a Kroger fuel center. His girlfriend told police that as Motley approached Gregory Livingston, she heard a gunshot and saw him fall.
“Loud music is not a sentence to death,” Rev. Al Sharpton said.
“I am honored to join Mr. Ben Crump in the representation of Mr. Alvin Motley Jr. I am also grateful to have met Alvin’s loving family who are courageously dedicated to seeking justice for Alvin. They know, and I believe that our work on this case will show, that Alvin’s life was not in lived in vain. I will be working tirelessly to ensure that Mr. Motley’s name will be remembered and his dignity honored in this important fight for accountability, justice, and social change,” Bobby DiCello stated.
Bobby DiCello was awarded Public Justice’s prestigious 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year award for its successful prosecution and trial of the landmark Black v. Hicks verdict –a case of police brutality and corruption in the City of East Cleveland. Firm co-founding partner Mark DiCello and associate Justin Hawal received the award as well.
Bobby DiCello and Ben Crump will participate in a rally in Memphis on August 26th that seeks justice for Alvin Motley, Jr. and his family. For coverage of the funeral of Alvin Motley Jr., https://abc7.ws/3D1zNc3