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Philip Coleman died in Chicago police custody after being tasered twice; press conference tomorrow

Philip Coleman, a 38-year-old experienced hospice executive was tasered twice by Chicago police and sedated before he died this past Thursday.  There is a “Justice for Philip O. Coleman” press conference scheduled for Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at NCBALM at 12900 South Halsted Street, Chicago.

Coleman was arrested for allegedly beating his 69-year-old mother, which is very strange for a man whose last three jobs (per his resume on over the past 12 years were patient educational navigator, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County; national director-1000 Churches Connected Program/Hospice Care, Rainbow PUSH Coalition; and coordinator of Community Access & Education, VITAS Healthcare Corporation.

Philip’s father,  Percy Coleman says that his son, a graduate of the University of Chicago and UIC, has never been in trouble. Sources told DNAinfo Chicago that Coleman was a regular volunteer with the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition and “wouldn’t hurt a fly.” “They won’t be able to run him out that he’s a drug dealer, this and that,” the elder Coleman said of authorities. “They are not going to get away with this.”