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Vigil held for man killed 6 years ago during police standoff

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

It was a night of prayers, songs, and reflections all to remember Aaron Campbell, who was killed during a standoff with Portland Police.

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition held a prayer vigil for Campbell Friday morning on the 6 year anniversary of his death.

On Jan. 29, 2010, Campbell was shot in the back by Portland Officer Ron Frashour at a Northeast apartment complex. 

Officers said it looked like Campbell was reaching for a gun. It was later learned Campbell was unarmed.

The shooting cost Frashour his job, that is until one month ago when the Oregon Court of Appeals voted to re-instate him.

The whole ordeal started a bigger conversation here in Portland.

"We need to get to the cause, that's where we have to change the laws. We could protest and run around here and yes they'll see, yes they'll put us in the news and everything dies down but we need to. It's the laws that are behind protecting the police officers," said Marva Campbell Davis, Aaron's mother.

The AMA Coalition said it will continue to fight to change the culture inside the Portland Police Bureau.

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