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South Bend community activists gathered at Leighton Plaza Sunday, demanding someone be held accountable for the death of 22-year-old Erica Flores. The mother of two was killed in a car crash with a South Bend Police Officer on Western Avenue in July.

Family members and community activists say the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict South Bend Police Officer Justin Gorney relating to the death of Erica Flores was no surprise.

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Instead of 17 minutes, students at Washington High School stood outside in 29 degree weather for 20 minutes. Senior Lauraine Davidson, who helped organize the walkout, led students with chants of, “No more silence, stop the violence.”

  She said each of the extra three minutes students stood outside honored one of three 17-year-olds killed by guns in the area, since the beginning of 2018. Among those teens was a Washington High Student, Tysiona Crawford.