J4N Oral Arguments

J4N 1/19 10A Courtroom 426 City of PHL

Black trans woman performer and community activist Nizah Morris died under mysterious circumstances after being picked up by police responding to a 911 call in December 2002. The police offered her a ride to the hospital but she asked to be taken home instead. Minutes later, a passing motorist discovered her lying on the sidewalk, bleeding from her forehead. When police arrived a second time, they did not call a supervisor or report the event as a crime, it took over 30 minutes to transport her to a hospital, and she died shortly after. Police and prosecutors have long hidden critical information about what happened. The Justice For Nizah Committee won a hearing regarding access to the 911 recordings from the incident, and oral arguments are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday January 19, at 10am in Courtroom 426 of City Hall, with Judge Abbe F. Fletman presiding.  See below:

See below from the Justice for Nizah (J4N) Committee. 

January 17, 2018

Dear Friends,

I write to ask that you attend oral arguments on Friday regarding a Right-to-Know Law request for 911 recordings relating to the Nizah Morris incident at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

The court proceeding is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, in Courtroom 426 of City Hall, with Judge Abbe F. Fletman presiding.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday, if your schedule permits. Thank you for your continued interest in Justice for Nizah.



Babette Josephs

Justice for Nizah (J4N) Committee

Older media for backstory –

‘Say Her Name’ raises awareness about women killed by police | News | phillytrib.com


Justice For Nizah Morris | Pennsylvania National Organization for Women