Chun, Curtis Cortez Oral History Interview

Creator: Chun, Curtis Cortez | Date: 2015-08-19
Collection: Righting the Record Oral History Project

Curtis Cortez Chun Oral History

Interviewed by Carol Steiner on August 19, 2015 

Chun:  About two years ago, I was at [inaudible] library, standing with my mom.  And my mom walks away.  On that summer day, I was wearing a white t-shirt and had red pants on.  They thought I was provoking a fight.  

They came and grabbed me, and I got arrested.  My mother was standing right there, and they say you cannot talk to a minor if a guardian or parent is accompanying you, or around. 

I still have the charges and have not graduated from high school to this day, because I have charges for a felony four on an officer.  I keep telling is wrong, because I was a 17 year old young black male standing with my parent at a library renting movies.   

Steiner:  wow, ok.  

~ Chun, Curtis Cortez, “Chun, Curtis Cortez Oral History Interview,” A People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland, accessed April 26, 2018,
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