Protesters deliver petition after march

August 15, 1999

ANNAPOLIS -- Nearly 200 protesters who undertook a 23-mile march from Lanham in Prince George's County in an effort to highlight an alleged case of police brutality arrived at the state capital yesterday afternoon.

The marchers delivered a petition calling on Gov. Parris N. Glendening to appoint a special prosecutor to reinvestigate the 1993 death of Archie "Artie" Elliott III. The march, which began Friday afternoon, was made after 16 weekly protests at the Prince George's state's attorney's office and a nearly six-month fast by a local activist.

State Public Safety Secretary Stuart O. Simms, representing Glendening, met briefly with leaders of the group and said he would pass on the petition to the governor, said Joe Madison, an activist who attended the meeting.

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