Eyewitness is “certain” teen shot by NYPD had no gun

b5fcmf Eyewitness is “certain” teen shot by NYPD had no gun

b5fcmf Eyewitness is “certain” teen shot by NYPD had no gun

According to police accounts, 16-year-old Kimani Gray pulled a gun on two plain clothes officers before they shot him 11 times in his Brooklyn neighborhood on Saturday night. However, as Ryan Devereaux noted Wednesday in the Village Voice, “The only civilian eyewitness to come forward in the case of a Brooklyn teen shot dead by a pair of plainclothes New York City police officers is ‘certain’ the 16 year-old was empty-handed when the cops opened fire.”Tishana King, a local resident who came forward as a witness, told the New York Daily News that she had a “bird’s-eye view” of the fatal police shooting. “I’m certain he didn’t have anything in his hands,” said King. Meanwhile Police Commissioner Ray Kelly maintained at City Council hearing Tuesday that “there’s nothing to indicate that this shooting, at this time, was outside the guidelines.” As Devereux wrote, “King gave a tape recorded interview to the NYPD hours after the shooting and never mentioned the teen possessing a firearm. A .38-caliber Rohm’s Industry revolver was found at the scene.”  King’s testimony promises to further fuel anti-police sentiment stoked by Gray’s shooting.Continue Reading…

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Eyewitness is “certain” teen shot by NYPD had no gun

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