Temple: NAACP holds 3rd rally for answers in officer-involved shooting

The Temple NAACP held another rally Monday as it continues to demand answers in the death of Michael Dean, the man shot and killed by a Temple Police officer in December. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The Temple NAACP held another rally Monday outside the Bell County Justice Center as it continues to demand answers in the death of Michael Dean, the man shot and killed by a Temple Police officer in December.

District Attorney Henry Garza told the organization’s president in the parking lot before the rally that he has received word that the Texas Rangers are in the final stages of their investigation.

The NAACP members say they will not back down and will continue to hold rallies until they receive justice.

The next event will be held in conjunction with the chapter’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march next Monday.

The organization is now seeking legal action in its fight for answers, saying Monday it will file a formal civil rights violation complaint.

Nearly 100 people gathered Monday with signs and chants supporting Michael Dean and his family.

Temple NAACP chapter president, Bennie Walsh, says though, more people should come support, saying those who don't show up, don't care about their cause.

The Dean family was again in attendance, with signs and wrist bands, continuing to say they plan to put photos of Michael Dean all over town.