Part 2) Unarmed Victim Archive of Law Enforcement Murders 251-500


Currently, there is no national database documenting the murders of un-armed people by police, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes/bounty hunters. Although not all victims found here were weaponless, the fatal murdering of the unarmed: whether they are of ethnic origin, disabled, mentally ill, homeless or their sexual orientation, by Police Departments across the country is unjustified, and the vast majority of officers involved are not being held accountable.

I believe ALL those listed below regardless of whether they were in the process of perpetrating a crime, in a gang, drug possession, incarceration, resisting arrest, alluding, a weapon thrown aside, mentally ill or just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they are all victims. Victims who loved and were loved. This memorial is dedicated to all the Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters, Husbands and Wife’s, Grandparents, Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Lovers, Friends and Neighbors who have lost someone at the hands of law enforcement. For all the heartbreak, shed tears, unanswered questions, lies and grief for a life unfulfilled, to you I give honor, for “there but for the grace of God go I”. May you find peace in knowing their bloodshed will not go unnoticed nor will their life be forgotten.

As we remember victims of violence let us remember the sadness of loss. May that sadness be transformed into compassion for the victim and their loved ones. May the fear struck in us by the power of tragedy give way to reverence at the unending power of unconditional love. May we uncover the energy of our anger and use it to right what is wrong in our own behavior toward one another and to challenge the mindsets and systems which enable and promote violence. May love gently wipe the tears from our eyes and remove the fear from our hearts. Look with favor upon the families and friends who mourn the victims and comfort those who are in grief and despair, that peace, the fruit of justice and charity may reign for each of us gathered here today. For all victims of crime, abuse, harassment and all who commit acts of violence; from those who speak harsh words in anger, to those who hate others who are different from themselves, to those who take the life of another, may we learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.

My definition of Unarmed
Please keep in mind I am only able to research and write bio’s on 5-7 victims per day. Each bio is verified through multiple sources, photos are retrieved, copied, cropped. Each bio is written and condensed close as possible to a single paragraph, many have links to READ MORE. Each name, age, state and ethnicity are entered into 3 data bases and then, after all pertinent information has been gathered I individually post to the website. Therefore each bio takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

It is at my discretion as to what I consider as being unarmed. If the person has a weapon but is unable to use it because it’s under a seat, knocked to the side, fallen to the ground, in someone else’s possession etc. I consider that person unarmed. If someone is shot in the back, I consider that person unarmed. If there appears to be questionable circumstances surrounding the death, I consider that person unarmed. If the person is mentally ill and can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed. Even if the person is a felon and has a violent criminal history, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If someone is in the commission of a crime, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If ANYONE can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed.

There is no reason, in my opinion to shoot someone when police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes/bounty hunters yet cannot manage the capture of citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them.

However, if someone is shooting, holding a weapon or hurting someone (including an officer) and there is absolutely no other way to control them, I consider that person armed. Mind you, I credit witness statements far above police reports.

I DO NOT believe Law Enforcement reports. Lies the police tell that are so familiar anyone can recite them: “Reached for waist band”; “Pointed hand at police in a threatening manner.” “Backed the car toward officers” “Lunged at me” “Had a black object in hand” “Tried to grab gun” “Officers of the Un-Peace” or “Un-Peace Officers” Campaigns were formed against the “Blue Code” supposedly making it more visible to the public eye have taken place but all they seem to be doing is allowing the police to police the police and the police. Police are liars, period. So please don’t think I would even consider relying on their statements. The code of Blue Silence is too real to be ignored, and has been proven over and over again to be the real badge of the law.

As for Grand Juries they’ve been bought and paid for in more cases than can be counted. There is something fundamentally unfair about a grand jury system which doesn’t reflect the racial, political and ethnic diversity of the community it serves and the people it indicts.

Visual map displaying accounts of extrajudicial killings of people of colour beginning in 2012

Unfortunately due to the ongoing killings by Police/Law Enforcement and bounty hunters/vigilantes claiming Stand Your Ground (Castle Doctrine) this list will continue to grow. Please keep in mind each victim is double and triple checked for accuracy, therefore it takes approximately 40-60 minutes to complete each bio, including editing, separating into 4 data bases and posting online to the appropriate page(s). This website is an extremely time consuming endeavor, yet a true labor of love, but often mentally overwhelming and occasionally must be set aside as I regroup. If you have a family member, friend or know of someone killed at the hands of Law Enforcement or Bounty Hunters/Vigilante(s) please leave their name, age, state, date of death etc. by replying in the comment box; they will be given top priority on the next post and you will receive links to their location(s). Completed bio’s on this page have ** # and 1, 2, 3 or 4 behind the entry denoting the part/page where the bio can be found. Due to lack of space ((#)) signifies mental disorders, including but not limited to Suicide.

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Unarmed Black Man In America

Carlos AlcisCarlos Alcis 43, Aug. 16, 2013 New York NY – Police investigating the theft of a cellphone barged into the around 5 a.m. and the basement apartment awakening Alcis. Carlos Alcis’ 15-year-old son whom police initially believed was a suspect for the theft (he was not). While police were inside the apartment, Carlos suffered an apparent heart attack from the abrupt police invasion. Officers did nothing in the 30 minutes after Carlos Alcis fell to the ground. With more than 10 police officers inside of the house a nephew had to call 911. His family said the man had no history of heart problems and it was believed he was literally *scared to death*. Murdered by NYPD

John ColladoJohn Collado 43, Sept. 6, 2011 New York City NY – Neighbors who witnessed the event say an unidentified man was grabbing a young next-door neighbor, Collado jumped in to rescue the neighbor. Suddenly, the unknown attacker pulled a gun and shot Collado. That attacker turned out to be an undercover cop and unknown to Collado, the fight was actually an attempted marijuana arrest by NYPD plainclothes detective James Connolly who had abandoned his NYPD narcotics team to attempt this arrest alone. Collado died hours later. Murdered by NYPD

Tiffany BishopTiffany Danielle Bishop 24, Sept. 1, 2011 Jackson GA – At the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, inside a weapons classroom and firearms training exercise the instructor pulled the trigger, killing a probation officer. Apparently he forgot to replace his real gun with a fake training gun called a “red gun.” This is “a major breach of policy” since “firearms are not allowed in a training class.” Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop was accidentally shot and killed. Murdered by State Prison Weapons Instructor

No Photo Available-001Arthur Hayes (age unknown) Aug, 11, 2011 Conyers GA – Died from injuries after being struck by police cruiser. Officers were chasing Hayse and another person as prime suspects in a recent bank robbery. Killed by Conyers PD
Vivian ElmoVivian Marie Elmo 41, Aug. 3, 2011 Colorado Springs CO – Air Force Captain Elmo was northbound on Curtis Road, trying to turn left onto westbound Highway 94. As she was turning, a brown Ford Explorer driven by 42-year-old Deputy Rodney Fannin of Calhan entered the intersection against a red light and hit Elmo’s Honda on the driver’s side. After the impact, Fannin’s car ended up in a nearby field. Elmo’s car remained in the roadway. Elmo was pronounced dead at the scene. Fannin suffered what are described as “moderate” injuries and was taken to the hospital. Sheriff Deputy Rodney Fannin with a history of traffic offenses the accident occurred while he was driving his personally owned vehicle. The judge sentenced Fannin to 90 days in jail, 200 hours of community service and two years of unsupervised probation. Murdered by El Paso County Sheriff

No Photo Available-001Ramon Martinez 29, April 9, 2014 Alameda County CA- Following a high-speed vehicle pursuit that started in North Vallejo and ended about five miles away in the Mi Pueblo Food Center parking lot. Police said two officers opened fire on Martinez after he collided with their patrol cars and became locked under the bumper of one of them. As Martinez tried to speed away, police claim he spun around in such an erratic fashion that he risked hitting a civilian vehicle which contained a father and his children. After Martinez failed to obey the officers’ commands to stop, officers used deadly force shooting him 7 times. Killed by Alameda County PD

David HooksDavid Hooks 59, Sept. 24, 2014 East Dublin, GA – When Hooks’ wife saw men in dark clothing heading for their home at 11 p.m. she woke up her husband and told him the thieves who had stolen their SUV were back. Hooks grabbed a gun and headed to the back door. The sheriff’s office had obtained the search warrant based on a tip from a known thief and confessed meth addict, who claimed he’d found 20 grams of methamphetamine inside a bag in the previously stolen vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies raided the home without identifying themselves. The sheriff’s claimed they fired at Hooks more than 16 times for aggressively pointing a gun at them near the back door. However the deputies blindly shot at Hooks through a wall without knowing who was behind it. Authorities searched Hooks’ home for 44 hours, but found no drugs. Murdered by East Dublin Sheriff’s Dept.

Deion FluddDeion Fludd 17, July 12, 2013 New York, NY – May 5, 2013, four officers spotted Deion Fludd and his girlfriend squeezing through a turnstile at the Rockaway Avenue station in Brownsville on a single MetroCard swipe. After the officers asked for their identifications and began to make an arrest, Deion fled, running onto the C train tracks. He ran the length of the subway platform as officers followed him and bounded onto the C line tracks, running to the platform at the next station. An officer caught him and hit him on the back of the head with a flashlight. Deion told his mom officers then held him down with their feet on his back as he struggled until his voice suddenly stopped working. “They said, ‘Oh, you gonna be running? We are going to make sure your ass don’t run again. He fell in and out of consciousness, but remembers being taken back on the tracks by police. According to police a subway train clipped him, fracturing his skull and two parts of his spine. Before he died from his injuries Deion gave his mother a blow-by-blow account that didn’t involve a subway train. “We asked him if he got hit by a train. He immediately said, ‘No,’” Karen recalled her son telling her at Kings County Hospital, where he was treated for nearly two months connected to a ventilator. Two days before his death on July 12, 2013, Deion was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Far Rockaway. He died of cardiac arrest as a result of his paralysis. Murdered by NYPD

Larry JacksonLarry Eugene Jackson Jr. 32, July 26, 2013 Austin, TX – Jackson tried to open the bank’s locked door around 4 p.m. Jackson, who was not suspected in the robbery, walked away but returned a minute later and tried to open the door again, drawing the attention of a bank manager. After speaking to Jackson, police said the manager told Officer Kleinert Jackson had attempted to use the name of a bank customer employees knew wasn’t Jackson. Sources have told the American-Statesman that Jackson had the identification of at least one person that didn’t belong to him, and police have said Jackson had possibly gone there to pass a forged check. Kleinert then tried to question Jackson, who fled. Kleinert chased after Jackson and got a ride from a passing driver in his effort to find him. Kleinert and Jackson then got into a struggle under a nearby bridge, where Jackson was fatally shot in the back of the neck. Former Austin police detective Charles Kleinert turned himself in Monday afternoon after a grand jury indicted him on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. Murdered by Austin PD

Kenneth HardingKenneth Wade Harding 19, July 16, 2011: San Francisco, CA – Police entered the train at Third Street and Palou, walked straight to Kenneth and asked for proof of purchase. When Kenneth did not supply a transfer, the police removed him from the train. At that time Kenneth began to run with his hands up and holding his cell phone. Police Officers Lopez and Hastings chased him and gunned him down from two different directions. The police originally claimed Harding had a gun but he only had a hiss cell phone. As Kenneth lay in a pool of his own blood, struggling to stay alive, no medical help was rendered to him. He lay there for 28 minutes bleeding out as the police stood over him with their guns trained on him. The police wouldn’t allow the paramedics to help him or anyone from the crowd of people that quickly surrounded the scene. Murdered by San Francisco PD

Raheim BrownRaheim Brown 20, Jan. 22, 2011 Oakland, CA – Off-Duty Police Officers Sgts. Barhim Bhatt and Jonathan Bellusa acting a security guards for an Oakland School District dance being held at Skyline High School reported that they first approached the vehicle, which was not parked at the school or on campus, because the hazard lights were flashing. Brown and his friend didn’t need help. As a justification for questioning them, the officers claimed they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle after approaching it. Other reports have claimed the officers thought the car was stolen. The officers also reported Brown threatened to stab Barhin with a screwdriver he had in the car. Officer Bellusa, who was outside the car on the passenger side where Brown was sitting, ordered a first round of shots. The shots were fired by Officer Bhatt, who was outside the car on the driver side near the female driver. Bhatt fired at Brown across the driver multiple times, but Brown remained living at this time. Bhatt’s gun jammed. He cleared it, then a second round of shots was fired, killing Brown. Tamisha Stewart, the only civilian witness to the killing was in a car with Brown said “the screwdriver Brown was accused of using as a weapon was being used in an attempt to hotwire the car, and it “NEVER left the ignition.” Brown was shot 8 times. Officer Bellusa filed a federal complaint against the OSPD claiming retaliation for his refusal to lie about the second round of shots that killed Brown. In his complaint, Bellusa claims that the second round of shots weren’t necessary because Brown was no longer a threat, after being shot with the first round. Testimony by former Sgt. Bellusa of OSPD, Superintendent Tony Smith was accompanied by some Oakland School Board members at the crime scene – directly following the shooting. “Based on Bellusa’s testimony in his deposition,” said Davis, “Tony Smith came down there and tried to get him to do witness tampering. He tried to get their (Bhatt and Bellusa’s) stories together.” The Coroner’s Office refused to release the death certificate without a $320 payment. Murdered by Oakland Unified School District PD

Derrick JonesDerrick Jones 37, Nov. 2010 Oakland CA – Jones’ girlfriend flagged down Police Officers, Omar Daza-Quiroz and Eriberto Perez-Angeles, after she and Jones had fought. At his Bancroft Avenue barbershop Jones refused to give his name and then unarmed Jones ran away from Daza-Quiroz and Perez-Angeles claim when they tried to handcuff and arrest him, he ran leading them on a two-block chase. Daza-Quiroz and Perez-Angeles fired a total of nine shots at Jones, hitting him six times. Daza-Quiroz and Perez-Angeles said they shot at Jones after chasing him from the barbershop because they believed he had a gun. However witnesses report he ran because they shot at him at the barbershop during the initial interaction, and he feared for his life. “That’s why he was running. That’s why he was scared”. Police later found that Jones had no weapon but was carrying a small scale, which they claim he used to weigh marijuana. The two Oakland police officers had their civil case dismissed in federal court. Murdered by Oakland PD

Reginald DoucetteReginald Doucet Jr. 25, Feb. 7, 2011 Los Angeles CA – Doucet had taken a taxi from Hollywood to his apartment and realized he did not have enough money to pay the fare. An argument ensued when Doucet said he would go up to his apartment to retrieve more cash and the taxi driver called police. At first, Doucet cooperated with the officers and put his hands behind his head as if surrendering. When Goff attempted to place Doucet in handcuffs, however, he balled his hands into fists, broke the officer’s grip on his arm and ran. The officers chased Doucet to the entryway of a building, where they tried to convince him to give up. Again, he ran and managed to flee to the front door of his apartment building. Wanting to catch him before he opened the door, Goff told investigators that he tried to grab Doucet from behind. As he did, Doucet turned and punched Goff in the face. “It was a devastating punch. And I went down right away,” “I became disoriented. I thought I was going to lose consciousness for a moment.” Then Goff claims Doucet struck him several more times while the officer was on the ground. Then, with both hands, Doucet grabbed the handle of Goff’s gun and tried unsuccessfully to yank it out of its holster. Goff’s partner jumped into the fray. Doucet put him on the ground as well with a punch to the face, then alternated between pummeling the two officers. Goff managed to get up on one knee and, as Doucet turned his attention back toward him, the officer drew his gun and fired two shots at close range. In explaining the decision to open fire, Goff told investigators, (Recreating the George Zimmerman excuse)”He’s beating my head…. I’m going to blackout.… Next time he reaches for my gun, I’m not going to be able to fight back. He’s going to get my gun, and he’s going to kill us both.” He said Los Angeles County coroner’s officials concluded during an autopsy that the bullet that hit Doucet’s neck traveled in a downward trajectory, which seemingly would not be possible if Goff had been on his knee while shooting. Goff’s version of events doesn’t match the bullet wounds Doucet suffered. Los Angeles County coroner’s officials concluded during an autopsy that the bullet that hit Doucet’s neck traveled in a downward trajectory, which seemingly would not be possible if Goff had been on his knee while shooting. There is not a dispute Doucet fought with the officers, but denied the LAPD’s allegations that Doucet started the physical confrontation or tried to grab Goff’s gun. Also challenging the officers’ claims they were on the verge of blacking out from the blows. Doucet was not drunk or high on PCP, a drug that often gives users unusual levels of strength, the autopsy determined. Murdered by LAPD

Vonderrick MyersVonderrick Myers Jr. 18, Oct. 8, 2014 St. Louis MO – According to the police, a 32-year old, off-duty St. Louis Police officer, working for a security company and wearing his cop issued uniform, was in the 4100 block of Shaw when he attempted a “pedestrian check.” The account given by the police is that the man fled on foot, turned and fired a gun at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing the man. Assistant Chief Alfred Adkins gave another story, however. He says the officer encountered four pedestrians and stopped to talk with them. The four fled and the officer chased one. According to Chief Adkins, the man being chased by the officer jumped from some bushes and struggled with him. The man then pulled a gun and fired at the officer. Myers was shot as many as 16 times, 8 of those bullets were in his back, one of the left side of his face. Teyonna Myers, Vonderrick’s cousin said “He was unarmed. He had a sandwich in his hand”. Murdered by St. Louis PD

Shem WalkerShem Walker 49, July 11, 2009 Brooklyn NY – The unarmed army veteran, was gunned down after he tried to eject the identified in court papers only as Undercover C-94 detective from loitering on the stoop of the victim’s elderly mother’s apartment building unaware the Haitian-born narc was observing a buy-and-bust operation nearby. The detective fired three times after Walker punched him in the face and both men tumbled to the pavement. The city reached a $2 million the settlement with the family. Murdered by Brooklyn PD

DeAunta FarrowDeAunta Terrel Farrow 12, June 22, 2007 West Memphis AR – DeAunta and his his 14-year-old cousin Unseld Nash, Jr. had walked a few blocks from DeAunta’s home to the nearby apartments where Unseld lived. The two kids made a stop at the gas station/market, picked up a pop and chips and continued down the street. DeAunta’s older brother, already at the apt, was keeping an eye on the two boys as they approached. After Unseld and DeAunta turned up the street leading to the apartment, two undercover police officers suddenly appeared from behind a dumpster. West Memphis Police Officer Erik Sammis says he was on a stakeout when he and another officer confronted someone who appeared to be carrying a gun. When “the suspect” didn’t drop the weapon, Sammis said he feared for his life and opened fire and within moments DeAunta was lying on the ground, shot twice by one of the officers. DeAunta had a soda pop and a bag of chips. Murdered by West Memphis PD

Jose RodriquezJosé Antonio Elena Rodríguez 16, Oct. 10, 2012 Nogales AZ – Rodriquez was simply walking home when Border Patrol agents and Nogales, Ariz. police chased two men who dropped marijuana bundles on the U.S. side, then fled back to Mexico. Rocks flew at the agents, and at least one Border Patrol agent fired through the fence in Nogales down a steep hill and across the street on the Mexican side. There is no indication from Mexican police, autopsy, ballistic reports or from witnesses that Rodriguez was involved The Autopsy reports clearly indicates Rodriquez “did not have any type of weapon in his hand, any type of rock, any type of nothing. He had a cellphone in his pocket” and at least eight bullets struck the teenager, one through his head and the rest through various parts of his back. Six bullets were found inside the boy. Murdered by Nogales Border Patrol

Alberta SpruillAlberta Spruill 57, May 16, 2003 Harlem NY – The warrant for the raid was issued on the basis of a tip from a confidential informant, who told police that a drug dealer lived on the 9th floor of Spruill’s building but had stashed guns and drugs in an apartment on the 6th floor, where Spruill lived. Because the warrant was “no-knock,” a group of 12 armed police officers used a battering ram to topple Spruill’s door at 6:10 a.m., just as the longtime city employee was preparing to go to work. Officers detonated a stun grenade, intended to disorient anyone inside the apartment. The explosion shattered a glass-top table. A neighbor described the raid: “I heard the boom. Police shouted, ‘Get down!’ The lady was screaming. They invaded her apartment. In the hall, she was screaming, ‘I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!’ She was coughing.” Spruill was handcuffed before police realized they had the wrong apartment. On the way to a hospital, Spruill went into cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 7:50 a.m., less than two hours after the raid. Per the autopsy report Ms. Spruill, died of a heart attack induced by the use of the grenade in a no-knock raid on her apartment, which the police had been told was used by a drug dealer. At the time, the drug dealer was already in custody. The medical examiner attributed her death to “the stress and the fear that she experienced” during the raid and the city has agreed to pay $1.6 million to Ms. Spruill’s family. Murdered by NYPD

Timothy ThomasTimothy Thomas 19, April 7, 2001 Cincinnati OH – Approximately 2 a.m., in a neighborhood called “Over the Rhine,” a young man walking down the street is spotted by an off duty police officer outside “The Warehouse,” a local nightclub. As the officer approaches the man runs and a chase is on. Radio officer: “Ah we have a suspect, male, black, about 6 foot, red bandana, last seen east bound on east 13th. He has, ah, about 14 warrants on him…” Other officers quickly join the pursuit. Radio dispatcher: “Okay cars in the area copy on that. Chasing a subject with open warrants, approximately 14 of them, male black.” Cincinnati police officer spots the suspect as he runs into a dark alley. As a police car approaches, its camera rolling, the officer runs towards the alley and almost immediately a shot rings out. A single bullet fired from the officer’s gun pierces the suspect’s heart. He’s pronounced dead at 3:02 am. The officer later tells investigators he thought the suspect was reaching for a gun – but no gun was ever found. Murdered by Cincinnati PD

Valeria Tachiquin AlvaradoValeria “Monique” Tachiquin-Alvarado 32, Sept. 28, 2012 Chula Vista CA – When a group of plainclothes Border Patrol agents went to an apartment to arrest a felon who previously had been deported. The undercover personnel found several of the occupants had been the subjects of prior complaints of illegal drug activity. Police claim they identified themselves as Border Patrol agents. The two agents at the car both had badges, one on his belt, the other on a chain around his neck. Tachiquin -Alvarado a U.S. citizen left the apartment and walked toward a dark-green Honda Accord parked nearby. Border Patrol personnel who had surrounded the complex contacted her as she got behind the wheel allegedly pulled away from the curb, causing the sedan to strike an agent at least once. A witness reported “I just witnessed the officer walking toward the female’s car. She was backing up and then he discharged his weapon started firing,” The agent told Tachiquin-Alvarado she was under arrest for vehicular assault as a fellow officer reached through the driver’s-side window and tried to remove the ignition key the car then struck the first agent again, after which Tachiquin-Alvarado allegedly drove off to the west with him perched on the hood of the vehicle. Another witnesses told investigators the Honda was traveling about 25 mph and at one point veered into an oncoming lane as the agent, who appeared fearful, yelled at the woman to stop the car. After allegedly driving more than 200 yards, Tachiquin-Alvarado began to make a turn and the agent drew his gun and fired repeatedly into the windshield. She was pronounced her dead at the scene. The autopsy report:10 bullets, causing 14 separate wounds and that details about the angle of travel of those bullets reveals that the agent shot Alvarado while standing in front of her car, not while he was being carried along on the hood of the vehicle. Murdered by California Border Patrol

Michael Brown 2Michael Brown 23, Oct. 26, 2005 Troy MO –Brown was riding with four friends in a pickup truck driven by 22-year-old Tyler Teasley when a sheriff’s deputy clocked them going over the 55 mph speed limit. Deputy Nic Forler sought to pull them over, and Teasley tried to elude him by pulling into a driveway and shutting off the truck’s lights. Lincoln County sheriff’s Deputy Nic Forler fired through the back window of the pickup, killing Brown and the driver, Teasley. No one in the truck was armed. When the truck finally stopped, Forler pulled behind it, got out of his patrol car and stood between the vehicles. Witnesses said Teasley was “freaking out” because he had been drinking, there was alcohol in the car and several passengers were under 21. In his panic, they said, Teasley left the truck in neutral. As the truck rolled backward, Forler fired the fatal shots that struck both victims in the head. Murdered by Troy PD

Tyler TeasleyTyler Teasley 22, Oct. 26, 2005 Troy MO – Teasley was driving with four friends including Michael Brown in a pickup truck when a sheriff’s deputy clocked him going over the 55 mph speed limit. Deputy Nic Forler sought to pull them over, and Teasley tried to elude him by pulling into a driveway and shutting off the truck’s lights. Lincoln County sheriff’s Deputy Nic Forler fired through the back window of the pickup, killing Teasley, driver and passenger Brown. No one in the truck was armed. When the truck finally stopped, Forler pulled behind it, got out of his patrol car and stood between the vehicles. Witnesses said Teasley was “freaking out” because he had been drinking, there was alcohol in the car and several passengers were under 21. In his panic, they said, Teasley left the truck in neutral. As the truck rolled backward, Forler fired the fatal shots that struck both victims in the head. Murdered by Troy PD

Earl MurrayEarl Murray (age unknown) June 12, 2000 Dellwood, MO – A vehicle occupied by Earl Murray and Ronald Beasley moved toward Dellwood officers Robert Piekutowski and Keith Kierzkowski at Jack-in the-Box. When Officers approached Murray’s car, Murrau put it into reverse and backed into a Ford Explorer driven by a Drug Enforcement Agency agent. As the car turned toward the officers, they opened fire and admitted the suspects did not fire any shots and had no weapons in their hands. The cops claim the unarmed Murray backed his car into an undercover police vehicle, got wedged under the bumper, revved his engine, and spun his tires. Police fired out of fear for their lives because they claim they were caught between the spinning tires and the curb. Murdered by Dellwood PD

Ronald BeasleyRonald Beasley (age unknown) June 12, 2000 Dellwood, MO – A vehicle occupied by Ronald Beasley and Earl Murray moved toward Dellwood officers Robert Piekutowski and Keith Kierzkowski at Jack-in the-Box. When Officers approached Murray’s car, Murrau put it into reverse and backed into a Ford Explorer driven by a Drug Enforcement Agency agent. As the car turned toward the officers, they opened fire and admitted the suspects did not fire any shots and had no weapons in their hands. The cops claim the unarmed Murray backed his car into an undercover police vehicle, got wedged under the bumper, revved his engine, and spun his tires. Police fired out of fear for their lives because they claim they were caught between the spinning tires and the curb. Murdered by Dellwood PD

Price JonesPrince C. Jones Jr. 25, Sept. 1, 2000 Fairfax County VA – Was shot six times in the back, one bullet tore through his lung and another punctured his liver after he was tailed from Washington into Virginia because he was seen leaving a Washington house where someone else was sought for stealing a gun from police. Supposedly Police received a “tip” connected to the theft of a gun from a police car two months earlier. Carlton Jones didn’t notify other police departments as he went through their jurisdictions because he supposedly had no plans to arrest the driver. He only wanted to follow the jeep, the story goes, in the hopes of finding information that could be used to track the gun. Officer Carlton Jones claims he was forced to fire at Prince Jones because Jones rammed the officer’s undercover car three times with his Jeep after he had been ordered out of the vehicle. Officer Jones feels he was placed in an untenable situation,” “He had no choice but to use his gun.” The weapon was fired 16 times. Prince Jones’ mother, Mable Jones, a Philadelphia radiologist, shook with anger Wednesday that her son was killed “because he rammed a car.” She wondered aloud whether her son “reacted in fear” and might have tried to ram the other car because he worried the officer–his hair in dreadlocks and driving an unmarked car–was a dangerous impostor. Many questions are raised by this story: Why did a narcotics officer follow a man suspected of stealing a gun-for 15 miles and across several police jurisdictions. Why would Prince ram the vehicle of a man who had just pointed a gun at him? Could Prince have driven away when he was bleeding to death? How did Prince’s jeep get past Carlton Jones’ SUV? Why didn’t Carlton Jones follow Prince after he shot him? Murdered by Undercover PD READ MORE

Ronnie L WhiteRonnie L. White 19, June 29, 2008 Prince George County MD – White, with a criminal background, was accused of killing Cpl. Richard S. Findley. Less than 48 hours after he was arrested, Mr. White was found unresponsive and without a pulse in his maximum-security cell. White was found dead from strangulation in a county jail cell. Jail officials first said that Mr. White was slumped on the floor of his cell; an attorney for the Correctional Officers Association later said that guards found Mr. White hanging in an apparent suicide. Corrections officers were supposed to enter Mr. White’s cell with a hand-held camera to record their actions; only after Mr. White was removed on a stretcher did the camera start recording. Guards blamed a camera malfunction. There was also confusion about whether a bedsheet was found in or near Mr. White’s cell. An autopsy report found that Mr. White was assaulted and strangled; the guards’ union insisted it was a suicide. Some guards, with the support of their union, initially refused to cooperate with investigators. When they did cooperate, they offered confusing accounts of how they found Mr. White. Murdered by Prince George County PD

Edmund PerryEdmund Perry 17, June 12, 1985 Harlem NY – Edmund Perry an Honor Student, his teachers rated in “the top 2 to 3 percent of the school in ability, self-discipline, leadership, emotional maturity and initiative” had just graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and been awarded a scholarship to Stanford. Van Houten claimed he had been grabbed in a choke hold from behind by two assailants and repeatedly punched in the face. Before he lost consciousness, he managed to reach the gun in his ankle holster and shoot his attacker in the stomach. Within three hours Perry was dead. Plainclothes Officer Lee Van Houten, says he was jumped and beaten by two men as he patrolled on Morningside Drive near 113th Street in mid-evening. He fired a shot, fatally wounding Edmund Perry. The other man disappeared. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Elenore BumpursEleanor Bumpurs 66, (mentally ill) Oct. 29, 1984 New York, NY – A city ordered eviction of Bumpurs from her apartment in the Bronx since she was four months behind on her monthly rent of $98.65. In requesting NYPD assistance, housing authority workers told police that Bumpurs was emotionally disturbed, had threatened to throw boiling lye, and was using a knife to resist eviction. When Bumpurs refused to open the door, police broke in. In the struggle to subdue her, one officer shot Bumpurs twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Michael StewartMichael Stewart 25, Sept. 15, 1983 New York, NY – On the Brooklyn-bound L platform, Kostick saw a tall, thin black man scrawl “RQS” on the wall in foot-high letters with a felt-tip marker. The cop did his duty and collared the graffiti tagger, he later said the man was resigned, almost cordial. On his way home to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where he lived with his parents. He asked the cop not to call and wake them. According to Kostick, Stewart’s disposition changed as they waited for the arrest transport van. He bolted upstairs, with the officer on his heels. “At the top, Stewart fell face-forward on the ground,” Kostick would later say. The cop held Stewart to the ground until the van arrived. Several officers loaded the perp inside and took him to the old District 4 transit police station at Union Square. By then, the collar had gone bad. Kostick said Stewart became “very violent” in the van. He tried to run again at Union Square, so he was hogtied — bound at the ankles and tethered hands-to-feet by an elastic strap. 1st Medical exam: “Stewart was drunk and had died of a heart attack unrelated to his handling by cops”. 2nd Medical exam: “physical injury to the spinal cord in the upper neck had caused Stewart’s death. Swelling in Stewart’s brain, scrapes and bruises on his body and pinpoint bleeding in his eyes, indicating trangulation”. A grand jury indicted Officers Kostick, Anthony Piscola and Henry Boerner for criminally negligent homicide, assault and perjury. Three other cops, Sgts. Henry Hassler and James Barry and Officer Susan Techky, were charged with perjury. READ MORE

Mark ClarkMark Clark 22, Dec. 4, 1969 Chicago IL – In the pre-dawn hours of December 4, 1969, Chicago Police stormed into the apartment of Black Panther Party State Chairman Fred Hampton at 2337 W. Monroe Street, killing both Mark Clark and Fred Hampton and causing serious bodily harm to Verlina Brewer, Ronald “Doc” Satchel, Blair Anderson, and Brenda Harris. Hampton and Deborah Johnson, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with their child, were sleeping in the south bedroom. Satchel, Anderson, and Brewer were asleep in the north bedroom. Harris and Louis Truelock were sleeping on a bed by the south wall of the living room, and Harold Bell slept on a mattress on the floor in the middle of the room. Clark, sitting in the front room of the apartment with a shotgun in his lap, was on security duty. The first shot hit Clark in the heart. He died instantly, and his gun went off as he fell, according to Harris, who watched from the bed in the corner. The single round was later determined to be caused by a reflexive death convulsion after the raiding team shot him; this was the only shot the Panthers fired. A federal grand jury determined that the police fired between 82 and 99 shots while most of the occupants lay sleeping. The first shot hit Clark in the heart. He died instantly, and his gun went off as he fell, according to Harris, who watched from the bed in the corner. The single round was later determined to be caused by a reflexive death convulsion after the raiding team shot him; this was the only shot the Panthers fired. Murdered by Chicago PD READ MORE

Fred HamptonFred Hampton 21, Dec. 4, 1969 1969 Chicago IL – In the pre-dawn hours of December 4, 1969, Chicago Police stormed into the apartment of Black Panther Party State Chairman Fred Hampton at 2337 W. Monroe Street, killing both Mark Clark and Fred Hampton and causing serious bodily harm to Verlina Brewer, Ronald “Doc” Satchel, Blair Anderson, and Brenda Harris. Hampton and Deborah Johnson, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with their child, were sleeping in the south bedroom. Satchel, Anderson, and Brewer were asleep in the north bedroom. Harris and Louis Truelock were sleeping on a bed by the south wall of the living room, and Harold Bell slept on a mattress on the floor in the middle of the room. Clark, sitting in the front room of the apartment with a shotgun in his lap, was on security duty. The first shot hit Clark in the heart. He died instantly, and his gun went off as he fell, according to Harris, who watched from the bed in the corner. The single round was later determined to be caused by a reflexive death convulsion after the raiding team shot him; this was the only shot the Panthers fired. A federal grand jury determined that the police fired between 82 and 99 shots while most of the occupants lay sleeping. Shot twice in the head at point blank range. Murdered by Chicago PD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001James Powell 15, July 16, 1964 New York NY – James Powell and his friends were sitting on a stoop near the Robert E. Wagner, Sr. Junior High School on East 76th street in the Yorkville community waiting for their remedial reading summer class to begin. James and his friends got into a verbal altercation with Patrick Lynch who was the superintendent of three apartment buildings across from the school. Lynch had been watering either some flowers in front of a building or the sidewalk. The man decided to aim his water hose at the young people and allegedly said, “Dirty niggers, I’ll wash you clean.” Lynch was white; James and his friends were black. He continued to drench the young people with water as they scattered and tried to retaliate by throwing a bottle and a soda can in his direction. James Powell had had enough and decided to go after the man, who ran toward a nearby building. An off-duty police officer, Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan, came upon the scene as he was leaving a repair shop across the street. He saw James Powell chasing Lynch and ran over to assist. Gilligan was not wearing his uniform and without apparently indicating that he was a cop pulled out his gun. James Powell saw that Patrick Lynch had disappeared into a building and decided to stop his pursuit. When he turned around, he came face to face with Thomas Gilligan, who fired three shots. Powell hit the ground, blood pouring from his mouth. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Antwain White 17, Jan. 29, 2012 Bushwick, Brooklyn NY – An off-duty detective alleged that White attempted to mug him with a walking cane near the subway station close to midnight. The detective shot him in chest. A 15-year old alleged accomplice was not charged. Murdered by NYPD

Justin SippJustin Sipp 20, March 1, 2012 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Off-duty police officer thought Sipp looked suspicious. looked suspicious after a traffic stop for broken tail light. Sipp and his brother were on their way to work at Burger King. Officer Giroir and Sipp argued, shots were fired that left Sipp dead and everyone on the scene, except Officer Giroir, was wounded.* Officer Giroir, who has been sued twice for brutality, wrote racist and threatening remarks online after the Trayvon Martin killing, has been suspended without pay. Sipps’ brother claims Justin shot in self defense against a man who wore no uniform.* A community movement persists. Murdered by New Orleans PD

Maria PenaPena Family: Maria Pena-Herrera, 24, Dilcia Pena, 16 Andy Pena Herrera, 4 and Ricardo Pena Herrera, newborn Aug. 4, 2001 – Brooklyn NY – Pena-Herrera and her family were crossing the street in the Sunset Park area in Brooklyn, when drunk driver Police Officer Joseph Gray’s minivan struck the family after he ran the red light, killing 8 months pregnant Maria Herrera, her son Andy, and her sister Dilcia Pena. Maria Herrera’s baby boy was delivered in an emergency cesarean section after the accident but later died. Gray and other officers begin drinking in the 72nd Precinct Parking Lot after their shift ended and continued drinking at local Strip Club, a strip bar which officers are forbidden under departmental policy to enter until after 9pm at night. Officer Joseph Gray, 41, a 15 year veteran drank for more than 13 hours prior to the accident, his blood alcohol content was .16, well above the legal of .10, when the accident occurred. Since the incident, 17 officers have been fired, transferred, suspended or restricted to desk. Gray was charged with multiple counts of manslaughter, vehicular man slaughter and driving while intoxicated. On May 23, 2002, former Police Officer Joseph Gray was convicted on four counts of man-slaughter as well as driving while intoxicated. Gray was sentenced to five to 15 years for killing a family while driving drunk. Murdered by NYPD

Anthony GilmoreAnthony Paul Gilmore Jr. 23, March 1, 2012 San Bernardino CA – A car in which Gilmore was a passenger allegedly ran a stop sign. Police detained the woman driver and Gilmore. When the officer asked Gilmore if he had a weapon, he attempted to flee but was grabbed by one of the other cops at the scene. Police say a “struggle” ensued and a gun fell from Mr. Gilmore’s person. One of the cops, using the proverbial “feared for their lives,” opened fire on the young man, killing him instantly. Murdered by San Bernardino PD

No Photo Available-001Brandon James Dunbar 21, March 1, 2012 Riverside, CA – Dunbar was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over, the lawsuit said, for having an obscured license plate. He jumped out of the car and ran into a backyard where police shot him. They claim he turned toward them with a gun. He fired no shots. was shot several times from a position where deadly force was not justified in self-defense or defense of others. One of his major leg arteries was severed, and he began bleeding heavily, the lawsuit says. His life could have been saved, but police failed to apply a tourniquet. Furthermore, all Officers conspired to remove as much physical evidence as possible by excavating the entire area where Dunbar had bled to death, removing the blood-sodden turf and dirt to an undisclosed location. Grand Jury investigation was compromised. Murdered by Riverside PD

No Photo Available-001Willie Miller 25, March 30, 2012 Chicago IL – Chicago police approached a party that had spilled onto the street in the West Side. Miller ran. Police chased him and alleged he pointed a handgun at them. Miller’s mother and sister were both present and claimed he had no gun. “He was just running and they got mad because they could not catch him. Murdered by Chicago PD

Ahmede BradleyAhmede Jabber Bradley 35, April 5, 2012 Austin TX – An officer pulled Bradley’s car over for a noise violation. Bradley sped off. After a car chase and a foot chase, the police allege there was a scuffle in which Bradley attempted to choke the officer with the cord of his radio mike. The officer fired. Bradley was shot three times in the back. Murdered by Austin PD

Roman Lee DrakeRoman Lee Drake 26, April 10, 2012 Fayette NC – Police arrived at his house where Drake had been having a rowdy party, but Drake was not there when police arrived. When he returned home and saw the police, he tried to leave. His car allegedly struck a police car and tried to run over an officer, so they opened fire on him. Witnesses say he never tried to harm an officer. He was drunk and he panicked, so he was just trying to leave. Murdered by Fayette PD

No Photo Available-001George Booker Wells 29, March 31, 2012 Baltimore MD – Police responded to call about domestic disturbance at a row house. A man ran from the house, and the officer chased him about two blocks. Police claim the man who ran from the house had an “edged weapon,” and he and the officer got into a physical altercation. The officer shot him multiple (6) times. Wells later died from his injuries at Shock Trauma. Murdered by Baltimore PD

Kevin McCannKevin Matthew Kimmons McCann 38, April 13. 2012 Memphis TN –McCann a former employee came into the convenience store and got into a verbal altercation with Ahmed Ibrahim, the 29-year-old store clerk. Ibrahim claimed the disturbance turned physical and ended when he opened fire on the ex-employee. McCann was rushed to the Medical Center, but later died. Police officers charged Ibrahim with second degree murder. Murdered by convenience store Vigilante

Kenyado NewswanKenyado Newsuan 31, April 22, 2012 Philadelphia PA – Officers received a report of a naked man running down the street screaming at 6am. When the officers tried to stop Newsuan, he allegedly attacked them. A stun gun did not stop him, so they shot him 3-4 times. A witness remarked, “He was high on PCP but that was no reason to shoot him and then they shot him three more times after he was down.” Murdered by Philadelphia PD

Michael RandolphMichael M. Randolph aka “O’Head” 23, April 29, 2012 Allentown PA – A white security guard, Andrew Gesslein– who had lied about having once been a police officer shot Randolph outside a club. He claimed Randolph tried to force his way into the club after being denied entrance and then he reached in his waistband for a gun. Gesslein shot him several times. Gesslein was charged with voluntary manslaughter. Murdered by Security Guard Vigilante

John Robert HusbandJohn Robert Husband III 21, June 2, 2012 Dallas TX – Police stopped Husband’s car because he turned without signaling. Officers claim to have smelled marijuana in car and commanded him to get out. As they patted him down they alleged he reached for a gun so they shot him. Later they changed their story. Witnesses said he was unarmed and he had only taken a few steps before officers shot him in the back. The police threatened to shoot him again as he lay mortally wounded. Murdered by Dallas PD

Rene AmaroRene Benito-Amaro 28, Aug. 5, 2013 Houston TX – killed when shot by Houston PD officer E. Newman (21-yr vet, Tactical Operations). Police responded to a call about firearms being discharged by a man in a green SUV, and tried to detain Amaro. He instead ran away on foot. K-9 officer Newman then found him hiding behind a nearby strip center and claims Amaro pointed a gun at him, so he shot him. Murdered by Harris County PD

No Photo Available-001Donald Washington Jr. (age unknown) July 10, 2013 Houston TX – Killed when shot by Texas DPS officer J. Freeman a 12-year vet, who saw Washington trying to open car doors in a Wal-Mart parking lot. He claims Washington refused to answer his questions, and pointed a gun at him. They were so close that when Freeman shot him, Washington’s gun allegedly fell into his patrol car. Murdered by Houston PD

Cesar CruzCesar Ray Cruz 35, Dec. 9, 2009 Anaheim CA – Undercover officers, including gang investigators and Officer Phillips, received information a parolee in a green Chevrolet was armed with a handgun. Officers followed the vehicle to a Wal-Mart parking lot, where they tried to box the car in. Four of the officers said they fired because they claim they saw Cruz reach for his waistband and believed he was going for a gun. Cruz didn’t have one on him when officers fired, he wasn’t holding a weapon. Police claim they found a 9 mm handgun with the safety on in his vehicle’s passenger seat. Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Dept. say’s “as to whether he shot at us, I don’t know, five Officers shot at him about 20 times in a few seconds”. It took five hours for his family to be notified Cruz was dead and took almost two weeks to identify him at the Orange County Coroner’s Office. Cruz had been shot 11 times in the back and he had bruises on his chest. Officer Phillips was the same officer who killed Joel Acevedo July 22, 2012. Murdered by Anaheim PD

David RayaDavid Duarte Raya 23, Aug. 16, 2011 Anaheim CA – Raya was staying at his girlfriend’s apartment when the Anaheim Police Department Crime Task Force attempted to contact him a foot chase ensued. Anaheim police investigator Bruce Linn fired three shots at Raya, claiming the man had made motions towards his rear waistband. Two more shots were fired, striking and killing Raya. Linn said he feared for his life and that of his partner Chad Meyer. No weapon was ever recovered from the scene; only a glass pipe authorities say was retrieved in the waistband of his shorts near the small of his back. According to OCDA investigation letters, detective Bruce Linn is named in at least five total officer-involved shootings in and around Anaheim dating back to September 25, 2002. In addition to Raya, Linn was also a part of the December 11, 2009 killing of 35-year-old Caesar Cruz. Orange County prosecutors ruled the shooting of Raya was justified, but the city agreed this year to pay his mother $245,000 to settle a federal lawsuit. Murdered by Anaheim PD

No Photo Available-001Michael Donald Reed 29, Feb. 18, 1995 Upper Marlboro MD – Reed may have been living in his car. Officer Wayne Cheney claimed he had a confrontation near a junkyard in northwestern Upper Marlboro so he shot and killed Reed claiming he was in fear for his life. Reed was pronounced dead at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly soon after a 12:20 a.m. No weapon was found. Officer Wayne Cheney shot and killed 29-year-old Michael D. Reed in Upper Marlboro on Feb. 18, 1995. Cheney was also cleared of those charges. Also killed Archie “Artie” Elliott III. Murdered by Prince George County PD

No Photo Available-001Manuel de Jesus Espina 43, Aug. 20, 2008 Prince George County MD – Steven Jackson an off-duty Police officer moonlighting as a security officer and wearing his police uniform approached Espina and a group of men who were gathered outside a brick, three-story apartment building were drinking beer (laws prohibiting drinking in public do not apply to private property such as the apartment complex) attempted to arrest Espina for an alcohol violation in the stairwell of an apartment building. When he filed to restrain Espina he used a baton and pepper spray. Both men entered the apartment, and his mother retreated to the sofa. The officer continued to strike Espina with the baton “He was hitting him very hard. He was screaming and hitting him. Espina did not resist or try to grab the baton, she does not think Espina could see. His eyes were all red, either from pepper spray or from blood,” Jackson was screaming and Espina was moaning, “Stop, stop”. The officer then shot Espina, who fell onto his back. Officer Jackson claimed Espina reached for his gun and he feared for his life. Two witnesses said the off-duty officer beat the unarmed man with a baton before firing a bullet into his torso. The autopsy showed Espina suffered numerous injuries to his face, torso, legs and arms. Jackson was not injured, except for knuckle scrapes. Murdered by Prince George County PD READ MORE

Latandra EllingtonLatandra Ellington (DOC Inmate) (DOC Inmate) 36, Oct.1, 2014 Lowell Correctional Ocala FL – Ellington told her family in two letters she feared beatings by a prison officer “Sgt. Q”, who had repeatedly threatened to beat and kill her. He had a tattoo of an Indian and a name that no one seemed to be able to spell or pronounce. Ellington also named another officer, whose last name she said was Thrasher, as working the C Dorm with Quercioli at the time she was threatened and was being sexually abused and knew about the abuse of other inmates. Ellington wrote. “He was all in my face Sqt. Q then he grab his radio and said he was gone bust me in my head with it and do not underestimate my power”. Her death came less than 24 hours after her aunt called the prison, distraught upon receiving a letter dated Sept. 21, in which she said she had been threatened by the sergeant. She said “He was gone beat me to death and mess me like a dog,” Jennings said her niece was too afraid to tell her why the sergeant was terrorizing her. She also wrote she had previously told her she had complained to some of the commanders at the prison and feared she would face retaliation. The department claimed they had no record of any complaints or grievances filed by Ellington. Guard Patrick Quercioli has a criminal arrest record, and according to FDLE he has been arrested twice for fraud in 1986 and for possession of steroids in 1994. His arrests, however, were not reported to FDLE’s criminal justice standards. Quercioli also has 22 use-of-force incidents in his file. Patrick Quercioli has been placed on perimeter duty — a post that limits his contact with inmates — pending the outcome of the investigation. Autopsy results showed internal bleeding “consistent with punches or kicks to the lower abdomen”. Murdered by DOC Guards READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Affricka Jean (age unknown) April 2014 Lowell Correctional Ocala FL – The deaths of two other Lowell inmates, Latandra Ellington who died Oct.1, 2014 and Regina Cooper, who died in August, are also coming under scrutiny.

Regina CooperRegina Cooper 50, Aug. 2014 Lowell Correctional Ocala FL – The deaths of two other Lowell inmates, Affricka Jean, who died in April, and , Latandra Ellington who died Oct.1, 2014 are also coming under scrutiny.

Duane StrongDuane Strong Jr. 18, May 29, 2014 Tallahassee FL – Officer Hawthorne heard gunshots near Cheeks Nightclub shortly after 3 a.m. and relayed the information over his police radio. Officer Fallis arrived and positioned his patrol car in the driveway to prevent anyone from leaving. After another officer approached, Strong drove through the parking lot toward the exit where Fallis was standing. A deputy told him to stop, but he didn’t. Fallis, claims to have been squeezed between his patrol vehicle and Strong’s car, fired nine times. Officer Hawthorne fired three times at the vehicle. Strong drove out of the parking lot but crashed into a wooded area nearby after another officer rammed his vehicle. Strong was shot once in his upper left torso, died as a result of his injuries, the grand jury found. “There’s no indication that Duane Strong had anything to do with the initial gunshots which was the reason for the police to respond. Leon County grand jury cleared 3 TPD officers of any criminal wrongdoing in Strong’s death. Attorneys for Strong’s family have said in previous interviews that police created an unsafe environment by blocking off the nightclub parking lot and that Strong’s behavior did not warrant his death. Murdered by Tallahassee PD

Iretha LillyIretha Lilly 37, October 7, 2014 Waco TX – Lilly was shocked with an electric stun gun while deputies tried to take her into custody earlier in the day. Lilly became unruly during the proceeding at the McLennan County Courthouse, after 19th District Court Judge Ralph Strother decided she was a flight risk after failing a second drug test, prompting three deputies to subdue her using a Taser. Strother ordered Lilly to serve 100 days at the county jail as part of her conditions for deferred adjudication. Allen requested the jail time be delayed because of Lilly’s children, but when Lilly tested positive for drugs. Judge Strother said he didn’t think Lilly would return for another hearing and ordered her transferred to the jail. She was taken down the hall still screaming. Lilly complained of chest pains while in a cell by herself about 6 p.m., and medical staff performed an EKG on her, Cawthon said. She reportedly was monitored every 15 minutes until she was found unresponsive just after 7 p.m. Lilly then was taken to Providence by ambulance, where she was pronounced dead. Murdered by McLennan County PD

John GreerJohn B. Geer 46, Aug. 29, 2013 Fairfax County VA – Fairfax County Police responded to a reported domestic dispute. Whoever reported the incident claimed that Geer had weapons, prompting a large police response, as well as SWAT teams. Police said they negotiated with Geer, who was standing in the doorway of the home with a beer in his hand, for about 40 minutes. Geer reportedly had his hands up, resting on the door jamb above his head. However, when Geer reportedly started lowering one of his arms, police opened fire and shot him. One of the officers fired once into Geer’s chest, Geer turned, closed the door and collapsed. The police then waited another hour before sending in first-aid for someone who had been shot almost point-blank in the chest. Geer was dead. The police have not explained why they did not summon a negotiator trained in dealing with distraught people, rather than allowing patrol officers to deal with him, or why they didn’t just back off from a man with no hostages and no indication that he was going to harm anyone else. Murdered by Fairfax County PD

No Photo Available-001Phillip Raymond Garcia 27, Oct. 26, 1997 Dallas TX – Mr. Garcia was shot twice and killed by Cockrell Hill Police Officer Anthony Hogan, who claims Mr. Garcia pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger after a routine traffic stop. The officer tried to pull Mr. Garcia over for driving without lights and pursued him across the city line into Dallas. Mr. Garcia’s 15-year-old fiancee, who was a passenger in his car, said in an affidavit that Mr. Garcia got out of the car with a handgun and pointed it at Officer Hogan. The cop repeatedly warned him to put the gun down before firing one shot, which struck Mr. Garcia in his left leg below the knee. The fiancée ran to Mr. Garcia’s aid and pushed the gun about eight feet away and into the street. She repeatedly asked the two cops to get the gun lying in the street. When the wounded Mr. Garcia tried to roll over on the pavement, Officer Hogan shot him again, hitting him in the side and killing him. Officer Hogan was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a grand jury. The victim’s family said they might file a lawsuit against Officer Hogan and the city of Cockrell Hill. An uncle said, “We want to take this as far as we can because this is wrong. We’re not going to stop right here.” He added that the family thinks the first shot to Mr. Garcia’s leg was justified but that the second shot constituted excessive force. “We think that Phillip should be in jail right now with a bullet wound to his leg, maybe on charges of attempted murder. But he shouldn’t be dead. It’s the second shooting that we say shouldn’t have happened.” Murdered by Dallas PD

Kendra DiggsKendra Deenan Diggs 37, May 7, 2013 Baltimore MD – An off-duty Baltimore police officer gave himself up after barricading himself in a home with a toddler in a six-hour standoff that began when he fatally shot his girlfriend Kendra Diggs. She lay wounded in the street for nearly an hour after she was shot in front of Western District officers who police confirmed had been called to the home. But because of the barricade and fears that Smith might fire into the street, police and medical personnel were unable to take her to a hospital immediately. Murdered by Baltimore PD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Robert Striker 54 Aug. 9, 1999 Manhattan NY – (aka Joe McGill & aka Jesse James) Was killed for allegedly trying to rob a bank. Police officers shot more than 30 bullets, in one of the busiest areas in downtown Manhattan while trying to apprehend Mr.Striker, even though he had already thrown away his gun, and the NYPD’s own tests showed that he had never fired a gun. Murdered by NYPD

Gidone BuschGidone Busch 31, (mentally ill and severe kidney disease) August 30, 1999 Brooklyn NY – People in his community called the NYPD and warned them that he was disturbed. Six officers went to Mr. Busch’s house, and in the basement apartment, he threatened them with the hammer and took a swing or two at them, Chief Raguso said. The officers then ordered Mr. Busch to drop the hammer, but instead he backed into the street, and the officers followed him onto the sidewalk On the sidewalk, Officer Daniel Gravitch sprayed him with pepper spray, which only irritated Mr. Busch further. Busch, Another officer, Sgt. Terrence O’Brien, tried to block Mr. Busch’s path, and Mr. Busch hit him several times in the left arm with the hammer, prompting four of the officers — Officer Gravitch, Officer Martin Sanabria, Sgt. Joseph Memoly and Officer William Loshiavo to open fire, he was shot 12 times. Mr. Busch was struck in the torso and was dead on arrival at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park. Sergeant O’Brien was treated for cuts and released. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Kenneth Banks 36, Oct. 1998 Manhattan NY – Some say that the 36-year-old Banks, a reputed drug dealer who was convicted of criminal trespass in 1997 and petty larceny in 1984, was a hard knock who “did what he had to do” to survive. Police say that on October 29 cops observed Banks in a drug transaction and when officers tried to arrest him he fled. Witnesses say Officer Craig Yokemick came within a few feet of Banks as he tried to get away on a bicycle and threw his two-pound walkie-talkie at the suspect. Banks fell from the bike. He died at Metropolitan Hospital Center on November 10. Twelve days later, the medical examiner ruled that the thrown radio had killed Banks. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Donna ToweDonna Towe 45, Oct. 8, 2001 Bronx NY – Officer Clayton Bullock, 38, was charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of Donna Towe in their Bedford Park apartment. Bullock had shared the apartment with Towe and her boyfriend. Detectives believe the night she was killed, her boyfriend was out and Bullock made sexual advances toward her. When she declined, he began choking her. When the boyfriend returned the next morning, she was still unconscious and barely clinging to life. Bullock and the boyfriend called an ambulance. Towe, was pronounced dead by EMS. This is not the first time Officer Clayton Bullock has been in trouble. READ MORE

William Bruce HemphillWilliam Bruce Hemphill 51 Oct. 4, 2013 Staten Island NY – Hemphill was walking across the street when off-duty Police Officer Joseph McClean driving his personal vehicle between 80 to 90 MPH came flying down the street. Witness Ramirez said “Hemphill flipped and flipped and flipped again over then McClean sped off real fast, came back about five minutes later. When police arrived and he heard the driver admit to hitting the pedestrian. “Next thing I know, guy was standing behind me and said ‘I did it. I did it.’ He threw his hands up and they told him to sit on the curb” McClean was taken into custody and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving while alcohol-impaired. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Richard Watson 32, Sept. 1, 1999 Harlem NY – Mr. Watson had been arrested on charges of attempting to sell heroin to an undercover police officer, but testing indicated that the substance Mr. Watson was trying to sell was not really heroin. He was charged with attempting to sell an imitation controlled substance, as well as criminal possession of marijuana and cocaine, all misdemeanors. Watson was released without bail from the Criminal Courts building and took a taxi back to West 137th Street and Broadway. The cabdriver flagged down police officers after Mr. Watson left the cab without paying his fare. About 20 minutes later, the police said, Watson ran from officers who tried to stop him because he fit the description given by the cabdriver. After crisscrossing Broadway and trying to hide under a van, Watson ran into the southbound lanes of the road and dived into the passenger side window of a livery cab, which had been abandoned by a driver who saw him coming. As one officer attempted to pull Mr. Watson out of the cab, Officer Gilkes, a four-year veteran, tried to help and supposedly accidentally fired his weapon. Why was the cop holding a gun with his finger on the trigger while he was trying to pull an unarmed man out of the car? Youth in the neighborhood have said this cop routinely brutalizes and harasses them in that area!! The bullet hit Mr. Watson in the back killing him. Murdered by NYPD

Ryo OyamadaRyo Oyamada 24, Feb. 21, 2013 Queensbridge NY – Released video shows an NYPD patrol car without its emergency lights on in the moments before a Japanese student was struck and killed. Oyamada was walking down 40th Avenue “proceeding toward the location of the crash” around 30 seconds into the video. The first video was shot from the intersection of 10th Street and 40th Avenue. About a minute and a half into the footage, a police car is seen driving east on 40th Avenue and crossing 10th Street, and does not have its emergency lights on. Oyamada was struck while crossing 40th Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets. Police previously claimed the video of the NYPD police vehicle had its flashing lights engaged. Murdered by NYPD VIDEO HERE

No Photo Available-001Sherly Colon 33, April 26, 1997 Manhattan NY – Witnesses claim police pushed her 18 stories from the roof of her public housing residence and that handcuffs were removed from her body Despite accounts by the police that the woman jumped with a suicide note in her pocket, the protesters said they believed the woman had been pushed off the roof of a building at the Clinton House. Commissioner Safir said ”To the best of our knowledge, she was not in our custody. There is no indication that she was, in fact, ever in our custody or handcuffed. There is no evidence that, unfortunately, she did anything but commit suicide.” Chief of Department Louis Anemone gave the following account of the incident: Late Thursday afternoon, cops were checking a report of a male prowler on the roof of the building and spotted Colon standing near a 4-foot fence on the roof. She jumped before they could reach her Murdered by NYPD

Jack JacquezJack Jacquez 27, Oct. 13, 2014 Rocky Ford CO – Jack Jacquez came home just before 2 a.m when Police Officer James Ashby forced down the front door and the two men got into an argument. Jack was standing next to his mom, his back turned toward Officer Ashby who shot him twice in the back and then pepper sprayed him. Four month pregnant Mariah Jacquez, Jack’s fiancé said one of the shots fired almost hit her. As Jacks mother attempted to call the police department Officer Ashby took her phone and threw it against the wall. They then handcuffed both Mariah Jacquez and his mother. Jacquez was transported to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta where he was pronounced dead. Murdered by Rocky Ford PD UPDATE: 11-18-14 Colorado Cop Charged With Second Degree Murder READ MORE

Felix CossFelix Coss 61, July 6, 2013 Brooklyn NY – Coss, a Spanish teacher was hit and killed by a marked NYPD police van had the right of way, he had the pedestrian signal as he finished crossing Broadway at Hooper Street. The veteran female officer was making a left-hand turn from Hooper Street. Coss died while being taken to Bellevue Hospital. No criminality and no traffic-law violations are suspected the officer who struck Coss with sufficient force to end his life would have been in violation of the state’s careless driving law. However, since NYPD routinely fails to cite civilians who injure and kill pedestrians, it stands to reason that the department would choose not to enforce the law following a crash caused by one of their own. Murdered by NYPD

Georgy LouisgeneGeorgy Louisgene 23, Jan. 16, 2002 Brooklyn NY – Louisgene called police after he’d been attacked by unknown individuals so he armed himself with a knife and a stick in self-defense. New York cops James Muirhead and Joseph Thompson shot Louisgene at the Vanderveer Estates housing project in East Flatbush. The two fired eight shots, five of which hit Louisgene, who was pronounced dead at the site of the shooting. The Officers claim they shot Louisgene in self-defense, alleging he charged them with a knife and a stick because had been behaving in a “deranged” manner. Police would later use those weapons as their excuse for shooting him, although witnesses declare that Louisgene never attacked them. The official investigation whitewashed the affair and no charges were ever filed. Murdered by NYPD

Santiago VillanuevaSantiago “Chago” Villanueva 35, April 16, 2002 Bloomfield NJ – Four police officers responding to a 911 emergency call from a garment factory where Villanueva worked was having an epileptic seizure. The responding officers ”started screaming at him ‘Speak English!’ and when they saw him foaming at the mouth they accused him of being on drugs. Villaneuva was unresponsive to verbal commands so according to witnesses ‘The pofficers got him down on the floor to restrain him, one officer on his back and the other on his neck” even though co-workers pleaded with the officers to stop’ ‘When Villannueva was turned around, cuffed him and they sat on him until he stopped breathing. Bloomfield police officials claim the officers found Mr. Villanueva to be combative, and used force because they feared that he would hurt himself or others. The medical examiner pronounced Villanueva’s death a homicide. The death certificate states ”mechanical asphyxia following physical restraint. The officers who killed him are still on the beat. Critics charge the officers’ response may have been racially motivated, since Mr. Villaneuva wore his hair in dreadlocks and spoke Spanish during the encounter. Murdered by Bloomfield PD

No Photo Available-001Afif Hazim 52, Oct. 20, 1999 Queens NY – New York City Police Department Captain James O’Connor left a gathering in the Bronx Police Department vehicle to drive to Queens to pick up his private car. While he crossed the Throgs Neck Bridge the Captain drove into a closed construction lane. While driving in the closed lane he struck and killed Afif Hazim, a construction worker, who was removing asphalt from the roadway for resurfacing. Tests revealed that the defendant’s blood alcohol level was .12, above the legal limit of .10 for operating a vehicle. Former New York City Police Department Captain has been sentenced to prison for three years for reckless manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Murdered by NYPD

Maliki RaymondMaliki Yawmi-Deen Raymond 23, March 1, 2000 Harlem NY – Shortly before 2 p.m., he allegedly was observed by undercover officers purchasing drugs in Harlem. Police say Raymond may have swallowed drugs in a cellophane bag in an attempt to thwart arrest. About 45 minutes after he was taken to the 30th Precinct station house and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, Raymond began to complain of stomach pains and suffered several seizures. He was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he later died. When Raymond’s Mother identified her son’s body at the hospital morgue “he looked as if he had been beaten because he had bruises on his face, including a gash on his chin.” READ MORE:

Curtis HarmonCurtis Harmon Jr. 35, (mentally challenged) May 22, 2001 Bronx NY – Police claim they had received a report of a stabbing, and as two officers were walking past, one man ran into the building. The officers chased the man, who ran up several flights of stairs. It was raining. It was slippery. The man fell five stories and died of his injuries. However the EMT’s report: “One of Harmon’s arms was broken ‘seemingly by a baseball bat.” Detective Tierney refused to divulge the names of the officers involved in the fatal chase to Harmon’s aunt Ms. Jacobs, when asked if the cops were black or white, Detective Tireney replied, “Right now, it does not matter. We have investigated it, and it is just an unfortunate accident.” The detective then asked Ms. Jacobs if Harmon wore dentures, she told him she wasn’t sure. But Jacobs recalled an unnerving conversation she had with two alleged witnesses. They told her that after authorities left the scene they found several bloodied teeth on the roof. Murdered by NYPDREAD MORE

No Photo Available-001Larry Cobb 30, Aug. 18, 1999 Manhattan NY – Officer Grant and his partner, Lisa Moran, were on patrol when they spotted a Jeep with a broken window and an interior light on. They saw Cobb cowering under a nearby car and tried to arrest him. Cobb was carrying bags filled with CDs and a cell phone, all suspected booty from car break-ins. Cops accidentally killed an unarmed car burglar during a struggle on the upper East Side yesterday. Police claim Cobb, a career criminal with 21 nonviolent convictions, was shot in the chest when he supposedly tried to grab a cop’s gun. Cobb staggered to the corner and collapsed dead in the gutter a crack pipe and a box cutter in his pockets outside the Last Second Saloon. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Angel Reyes 47, Aug. 15, 1999 Manhattan NY – Was shot and killed by NYPD during an undercover drug operation when they allege that he came at them with a machete. Eye witnesses said that the man had his back to the officers when he was shot. Murdered by NYPD

Eric ZamanEric Zaman 33, Aug. 14, 2013 Queens NY – Zaman had been riding near the group of motorcyclists being pursued by police, but was not part of the group. A police car following the group was driving without lights or sirens because they were claim the motorcyclists were allegedly driving erratically. Witnesses at the scene reported the officer’s vehicle clipped Zaman’s motorcycle, sending it skidding out of control. Witnesses said Zaman was sitting upright on the curb moments after he crashed. “He was bleeding and had a big gash in the back of his head by the right ear, his eyes were open, but he was trying to spit out blood. He was in bad shape”. Zaman was rushed to Brookdale Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Charmene Pickering 27, July 26, 2001 Brooklyn NY – The end of Charmene Pickering’s life began with a quick visit to her mom. The 27-year-old stopped at her mom’s two-story Brooklyn house on her way to go shopping for her baby boy. Within 30 minutes, she had become the innocent victim of a drug bust gone horribly wrong. Pickering, – who had just started a new job as a clerk for the city Sanitation Department – died 10 days ago after being shot in the neck by a state trooper seconds after leaving the house with one of her mother’s “friends.” Little did Pickering know that Carlos Alfonso Rodas, the “friend” who offered to drive her to a shoe store, was a suspected Colombian heroin dealer and the target of a year-long investigation by the state police and the federal DEA. She also didn’t know her mother, Cheryl “Ma” Pickering and father, John Alston, were allegedly involved with Rodas in a lucrative heroin-distribution ring. The bullet that killed Pickering was accidentally fired by senior investigator Samuel Mercado when he tussled with Rodas after stopping his car. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Lana MorrisLana Morris 46, Jun. 5, 2013 Queens NY – NYPD officer Sherlon Smikle, who had a reported history of domestic violence, shot and killed his wife Lana Morris, a mother and NYPD Safety Officer for Queen’s Village public school, as she ran from their home. He then shot and killed himself. His duty weapon had already been confiscated due to reported domestic violence. He used a shotgun to commit his final crime. Murdered by NYPD

Jose MunizJose Muniz 52, Jun. 20, 2013 Bronx NY- Police claim Muniz had ingested a golf ball-sized bag of cocaine after being seen making a drug deal by plain-clothes narcotics officers. According to witnesses, Muniz said he did not have anything in his mouth and resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him say the officers pepper-sprayed Muniz as the scuffle made its way into the store. Muniz fell, and police say CPR was performed when it was apparent he had stopped breathing. According to another witness “The police caused this man to die they were choking him and punching him in the rib area then took him in the store and continued to make the man cough up what supposedly he swallowed while man kept saying he didn’t have anything. They beat him relentlessly.” Murdered by NYPD

Cesar MercadoCesar Mercado 47 Mar. 30, 2002 Manhattan NY – An officer shoots and kills Cesar Mercado, as he allegedly attempts to break into a van parked on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Officer Ryan approached the van, and the other two heard him tell the suspect not to move, then heard a single gunshot, the authorities said. Officer Ryan reported that Mr. Mercado had lunged at him with something in his hand. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Ernest Prather 39, Aug. 27, 2002 Bedford-Stuyvesant NY – Prather had been volunteering at a church that serves food to the homeless on Tuesdays, the “So Great a Salvation Ministries” Police were called to the church after a verbal dispute over some juice. Laura Prather had suggested to her husband that the argument was “not worth it” and that he should leave to cool off. When Prather tried to return to the church at 2:49 p.m., he was met by four cops with their guns drawn.. Prather lifted up his T-shirt to reveal a bright orange plastic squirt gun in his waistband. Many witnesses say he never even reached for the toy many residents carry on hot summer days to keep cool. A witness who identified himself as Mr. Carey, who has lived in the neighborhood for 38 years, said Prather kept repeating, “Look, this is not a gun; this is not a gun,” with his hands raised. Then the cops started shooting. All witnesses to the shooting reported six to 10 shots to the abdomen. Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Juan MendezJuan Mendez 33, Jan. 23, 2013 Washington Heights NY – (aka Juan Manuel Mendez, Juan Mendez Lazaro, as well as “Eddie” or “Eduardo) According to the story from the police, an off-duty undercover cop reported a man showing a shotgun to a group of other men. Uniformed cops then approached Mendez and ordered him to drop the gun. The police claim that when Mendez ran off, they chased him and cornered him in a parking garage. It was there that they shot and killed him. Mendez fired no shots; the gun was later found under a car. According to the NY Times a police official said “he did not know how many officers had chased Mr. Mendez or whether they had identified themselves as officers.” One witness put it more clearly when he told the Times “The cop didn’t say freeze or anything; he just shot.” Murdered by NYPD READ MORE

Alesia ThomasAlesia Shont’e Thomas 35, July 22, 2012 Los Angeles CA – After reports say Thomas left her two children, ages 3 and 12 at an LAPD station, Police later went to her home to issue a warrant for child endangerment and place her under arrest. Thomas struggled and “began actively resisting arrest. As Thomas, who was already in handcuffs and leg restraints, was being placed in the patrol car, dash cam video captured Officer Mary O’Callaghan kicking Thomas in the groin and stomach, and pushing her by the throat. Thomas suffocated to death in the backseat of the patrol car “Two of the officers disregarded Thomas’ request for medical help, while the third cop may have lied to investigators about the incident. ” Cmdr. Green admitted to the L.A. Times she was kicked in her genitals for resisting and later kicked her while another officer told Thomas, to “get your fat ass in the car” Green confirmed. Thomas eventually stopped breathing and died at the hospital. “An in-car video was reviewed which revealed some questionable tactics and improper comments.” Five LA Officers are under investigation. Murdered by LAPD

No Photo Available-001Egbert Dewgard 31, May 1, 2002 Brooklyn NY – When a task force of DEA agents and NYPD detectives got a tip that a drug shipment was being delivered in Flatbush. They saw a man put a bag into a black Nissan driven by Dewgard. Cops gave chase. Dewgard, 31, crashed and fled on foot. Drawing his gun, Tanella chased and tackled him. A struggle ensued before Dewgard was shot in the lower back. A law enforcement source said Dewgard’s fingerprints were found on a bag containing 3 kilos of cocaine discovered under Dewgard’s car. A Grand Jury investigation was conducted by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration cooperated fully with this investigation. On October 31, 2002, a Grand Jury in Brooklyn, NY returned an indictment for manslaughter in the death of Mr. Dewgard. On September 3, 2003, Agents Tanella’s motion was granted and the indictment dismissed. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Stefanos Kiladitis 21, Jun. 22, 2002 Brooklyn NY – Three days after Kiladitis 21st birthday off-duty Officer Victor Wilson driving drunk ran a red light at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 88th Street in Bay Ridge, striking Kiladitis- motorcycle. Kiladitis suffered severe head injuries and died three days later. Wilson was arrested after a Breathalyzer test taken two hours after the crash showed a blood alcohol level of .116, according to police. The legal limit was .10 at the time. Officer Victor Wilson walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom a free man. Murdered by NYPD Read More

Jamil MooreJamil Moore 22, Sep. 1, 2002 Brooklyn NY – Moore had been arguing with his mother and her fiancé when someone called the cops. When four cops showed up, they confronted Moore on the stairway of his apartment building. The cops claim Moore refused to drop a knife and that they “had nowhere to go” to get away from him. Detective James Moss fired twice, hitting him in the torso. His mother, Jennifer, who witnessed her son being shot in front of her, says, “He did not have a knife in his hand.” Murdered by NYPD

Rigoberto AceroRigoberto Arceo 34, May 11, 2013 Los Angeles CA – Arceo, who was a biomedical technician at St. Francis Medical Center, was shot and killed after getting out of his sister’s van. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Arceo “advanced on the deputy and attempted to take the deputy’s gun.” However, Arceo’s sister and 53-year-old Armando Garcia — who was barbecuing in his yard when the incident happened say that Arceo had his hands above his head the entire time. Murdered by LA Sheriff Dept.

Jerry WallerJerry Waller 72, May 28, 2013 Ft. Worth TX – Kathy Waller said she and her husband, Jerry, noticed bright lights from outside their bedroom window at about 1 a.m. He grabbed a .38-caliber pistol and went outside to see what was going on. “He probably thought it was a group of yuckos out there or something messing around,” It was police responding to a burglar alarm, which wasn’t at their house, but across the street. “He was shot six times in the chest by a Glock, I guess, or whatever the police use. I’m disgusted.” Her husband of 46 years, had apparently just opened the garage door, was shot and killed by at least one officer. “It happened in less than five minutes,” she said. She ran downstairs and saw her husband lying at the edge of their garage and driveway. “I looked down and saw he was gone” Police offered few details about the shooting but promised a thorough investigation. Murdered by Ft. Worth PD

Frank MendozaFrank Mendoza 54, Aug 2, 2014 Pico Rivera CA – An innocent homeowner was mistakenly killed and a parolee was fatally shot by deputies after an hours long hostage situation and standoff. The incident began around 4:30 p.m. when deputies were searching for Cedric Ramirez, wanted on two felony warrants. During the search, Ramirez ran out of a home, jumped a back fence and then broke into a home which was occupied by an unknown number of people. While in the backyard of the home, Ramirez exchanged gunfire with deputies. Deputies were able to open the front door and started escorting multiple people from the home. However, as they were being taken out, the Ramirez allegedly shot a second time at deputies, who then returned fire and retreated to the front yard, within seconds an adult male suddenly appeared in the doorway. Believing the man was Ramirez, a deputy fired two shots at that man who then dropped to the ground, unconscious, He was later recognized to be 54-year-old Frank Mendoza, a resident of the house. Murdered by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

No Photo Available-001Alan Zelencic 28, (mentally ill) Jan. 17, 2000 Queens NY – Zelencic, who had a history of mental illness, stabbed his mother in the basement of their home. When cops arrived, he allegedly charged at them wielding a 15-inch knife. Officer Jonathan Dudley, retreating, fired two shots, striking Zelencic both times. A Queens grand jury ruled the shooting justified. Murdered by NYPD

Tyler CompstockTyler Comstock 19, Nov 6, 2013 Ames IA – Comstock allegedly stole a truck Monday from a work site where he and his father were working. In the audio, Officer Adam McPherson in pursuit of Comstock tells dispatch the truck’s driver “just rammed me, he just rammed my vehicle.” A few seconds later “He blew the stoplight … he lost the trailer.” At that point, an unidentified Ames police staffer tells the officer: “If he’s that reckless coming into the college area, why don’t you back off. The driver’s identity is known.” Minutes later, the truck Comstock was driving stopped, and Officer Adam McPherson commanded him to shut off the vehicle. Instead, Comstock revved the engine, and McPherson fired six rounds at the truck. Comstock died from two gunshot wounds, one each to his head and chest. Ames Police Cmdr. Geoff Huff said “when the suspect’s identity has been established to the point that later apprehension can be accomplished the pursuit must stop. The pursuit must be ended if the officers or supervisors believe the danger created by a pursuit outweighs the capture of the suspect. Iowa law requires deadly force be used only to stop danger to another person. Murdered by Ames PD

Felix Martinez TorresFelix Martinez Torres 47, Oct 6, 2013 Maricopa AZ – Torres was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on Sept. 30 on warrants stemming from driving on a suspended license and failure to appear in court. A sheriff’s officer found Felix Martinez Torres, 47, sitting upright but unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight, according to MCSO spokesman Deputy Joaquin Enriquez. The officer called for assistance from medical staff. Nurses and detention officers from the Towers Jail Medical Clinic responded within two minutes, according to Enriquez. CPR was administered until members of the Phoenix Fire Department arrived and took over. Torres was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he later was pronounced dead. Murdered by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Dept.

Jack Lamar RobinsonJack Lamar Roberson 43, Oct 4, 2013 Waycross GA – The family of Roberson claims they called 911 on Friday for medical help as he was experiencing an adverse reaction to medication he took for his diabetes. Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said Monday that authorities responded to a suicide threat and that Roberson approached them “aggressively armed with two items used as weapons. Roberson’s mother insisted that her son was unarmed and that there were “no weapons in this house whatsoever.” Murdered by Waycross PD

Angel ChiwangoAngel Chiwengo 46, Sept. 24, 2013 Baltimore MD – An immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, arrived in the U.S. with only a few dollars in her pocket last year. Chiwengo, who joined her family in Baltimore, held a job and was soon to be a grandmother, was one of three killed in a fiery crash that ended a four-mile police “pursuit.” Chiwengo, who was living with her brother in Reisterstown, was returning from her job as a housekeeper at a DoubleTree Hotel, and being driven home by a colleague, Andrew Baker. Officers were following a Honda occupied by the two men, later identified as Devell Johns, 36 and Terrell Young, 30, after they observed what officers described as “suspicious activity.” The Honda slammed into the Jeep Baker was driving. Officers were. The resulting collision triggered a fire that killed the Chiwengo and the two men police were following. Murdered by Baltimore PD

No Photo Available-001Alfred Nelson 36, (paranoid schizophrenic) Oct. 30, 2002 Staten Island NY- Nelson was taken to the emergency room of a psychiatric hospital in Staten Island, NY, where police said the 6-foot-2, 275-pound man became violent and had to be subdued with pepper spray, medication, and physical force. Nelson, who battled paranoid schizophrenia for 15 years, was pinned by a dozen people, including several cops, and injected with medication. He was pronounced dead an hour later. The city medical examiner ruled Nelson’s death a homicide by asphyxia that aggravated a heart condition. A grand jury heard testimony from 30 witnesses in the case, but declined to issue any indictments. Murdered by hospital security firm Burns Security

Katherine WaltersKathryn Michelle Walters 46, and son Maximilian Walters 5, Jan 21, 2013 Boulder City NV – 52-year-old Metro police lieutenant, Hans Pieter Walters, Katherine’s husband and Maximilian’s father was suicide by a gunshot wound to the head. Walters called 911 and said he had killed his wife and son and was preparing to set the house on fire. When emergency crews arrived at the home, they briefly saw Walters outside the house, but he went back inside and shot himself. Murdered by Boulder City PD

Maximilion WaltersMaximilian Walters 5, and mother Kathryn Michelle Walters 46, Jan 21, 2013 Boulder City NV – 52-year-old Metro police lieutenant, Hans Pieter Walters, Maximilian’s father and Katherine’s husband was suicide by a gunshot wound to the head. Walters called 911 and said he had killed his wife and son and was preparing to set the house on fire. When emergency crews arrived at the home, they briefly saw Walters outside the house, but he went back inside and shot himself. Murdered by Boulder City PD

Mario RomeroMario“Papaya” Romero 23, Sept. 2, 2012 Vallejo CA – In the midst of investigating a reported burglary down the street, Police Officer Dustin B. Joseph and Officer Sean Kenney said they came upon two men sitting in a white Ford Thunderbird matching the description of a car reportedly associated with an earlier shooting. The driver got out and the officers reported seeing the butt of a handgun in his waistband, police claims the man, partially obscured by the open door of his car, reached for the gun and began to turn toward the officers and Officer Dustin B. Joseph feared for his life. 31 bullets were fired at Romero entering the palms of his hands, his face and mouth as he begged for his life. After the shooting Officer Kenney, entered Romero’s car and handled the pellet gun without gloves. Kenney told investigators that he was going to check it for live ammunition, then realized it had blood on it and that he wasn’t wearing gloves. Analysis of bullet holes through the windshield show they were fired from the ground, not from on top of the car’s hood as Officer Kenney claims. Witness state a fake gun was planted in the car. Officer Sean Kenney was later promoted to detective. Murdered by Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph of the Vallejo Police Department the same Officers who murdered Jeremiah Moore READ MORE

Jeremiah MooreJeremiah Moore 29, (autism spectrum disorder) Oct. 20, 2012 Vallejo CA – Awakened by loud banging and shouts, Marvin Clouse grabbed a video camera and went outside to investigate. Clouse says he saw his neighbors, Jason Jessie and Jeremiah Moore, smashing the windows of their own cars, parked in front of their house. The men were naked, and Jessie was calling out commands to Moore who had a tendency to follow commands. “I hope this is right, I’m destroying everything. Destroy it, Jeremiah. I want you to destroy it,” Jessie can be heard saying on Clouse’s video. Another neighbor’s unobstructed view “He says the man was waving his arms strangely — a flailing that he couldn’t seem to stop. He says he could clearly see the man’s hands, and there was nothing in them. “What I heard was the officers told him to stop moving, and he can’t stop moving,” Alvarado says. “He starts shaking. That’s when the officer gets, like, scared. He got the gun and shoots him. I know, this guy who was shot, he doesn’t have a rifle in his hands; then police dragged Moore away from the house, “like a piece of garbage.” Murdered by Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph of the Vallejo Police Department the same Officers who murdered Mario Romero.

No Photo Available-001John Lagattuta 35, Jan. 2, 2003 Brooklyn NY – Lagattuta, a suspected car thief was chased for several blocks before he halted the car and seven officers surrounded him. When an officer attempted to smash the windshield during a “confrontation,” his gun may have accidentally discharged when he banged it against the van window. Murdered by NYPD

Denis ReynosoDenis Reynoso 29, Sept. 5, 2013 Lynn, MA – Police officers entered Reynoso’s home without a warrant after supposedly receiving a noise disturbance complaint call. When they got inside, Reynoso’s 5-year-old son witnessed his father being gunned down by men everybody was taught to trust. After Reynoso was shot 3 times, the policeman tore up his home for drugs and weapons. They found nothing. Police claim Reynoso lunged at two officers from a seated position atop a couch and a struggled ensued. During the struggle Reynoso got a hold of Officer John Bernarder’s service weapon and held it to the officer’s head. Bernarder managed to aim the gun away from his head before Reynoso fired his first shot. Officer Paul Scali then came to Bernarder’s aid and grabbed the gun as Reynoso fired again. After being shot police claim Reynoso continued to laugh and scream and was struggling and attempting to bite paramedics that responded to transport him to a hospital. Questions “If a trained war veteran would ever grab a police officer’s gun in the first place”. Jessica Spinney lives with the torment of having to bury her fiancé Denis on the day they were to be wed. Murdered by Lynn PD

Jaquess HarrisJaquess Harris 26, Oct 14, 2012 Columbus GA – Harris was crossing the street heading towards Club Ciroc in Columbus, when she was struck and killed by a Columbus police cruiser driven by 26-year-old Officer Kelly MacDonell. MacDonell was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not have his emergency lights on. “It appears and it’s reported to us at this time that he was responding to another unit as a back-up unit. It looked like the skid marks were at least 30 feet long. He couldn’t have been going the speed limit which is 30 to 35. Not only did she get hit, she got carried, and when the car stopped, it threw her.” Killed by Officer Kelly MacDonell Columbus PD

James BoydJames Boyd 38, (homeless schizophrenic) March 16, 2014 Albuquerque NM – All of this over “illegally camping”. Officer’s Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez responded to a report of a homeless mentally ill man, James Boyd, camping in foothills. After several hours of negotiations, the police officers launched a flash bang grenade as Boyd, still holding his knives, picked up his backpack, and turned. Two officers opened fire with rifles, shooting Boyd in the back and arm. Blood can be seen on the rocks behind him. Boyd fell to the ground, an officer released a police dog while other officers shot him with bean bag rounds and handcuffed him. As Boyd was on the ground, he said “I can’t move” and “Please don’t hurt me.” The shooting was captured via a helmet-mounted camera by the policemen at scene and released to the public. Albuquerque police said officers were justified in murdering this man because he had made “threatening moves” from 30 feet away. He died the next morning at the University of New Mexico Hospital. Murdered by Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez Albuquerque PD

2 hours before the seemingly premeditated murder of James Boyd, Officer Sandy was caught on a fellow officer’s dash cam announcing his plans to shoot Boyd in the penis with a shotgun.
Officer Sandy: What do they have you guys doing here?
Officer Ware: I don’t know. The guy asked for state police.
Officer Sandy: Who asked?
Officer Ware: I don’t know.
Officer Sandy: For this fucking lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second.

Henry C. TaylorHenry C. Taylor 68, Aug. 21, 2013 Louisville TN – Taylor, owner of an East Tennessee rental property that had been the scene of thefts and break-ins. The sheriff’s office had responded to the property twice during the week. Deputy Ernest Ragland took the report and told Taylor’s wife he would check the property throughout the night. Ragland went to the property and found a broken garage window. Ragland saw a man inside with a handgun and claimed he gave verbal commands and fired multiple shots, striking Taylor and killing him. Murdered by Deputy Ernest Ragland Louisville Sheriff Dept.

Roza SakhinaRoza Sakhina 101, Aug. 16, 2013 St. Paul MN. – The Russian immigrant, Mrs Sakhina taking her daily walk and while crossing in the middle of the street in front of her apartment with the aid of a walker when Police Officer Lori Goulet driving a department SUV was in the neighborhood responding to a juvenile disturbance call. The officer backed up and ran over her. Police say he was not responding to another call at the time. Sakhina suffered a head injury in the crash that led to her death at Regions Hospital. The driver’s identity has not been released. Officer Goulet has been in several other car accidents during her 16 years with the force, including an incident in which she backed into another vehicle after clearing a call. Murdered by Officer Lori Goulet St. Paul PD

Steven VitaleSteven Vitale 55, April 10, 2006 Staten Island NY – As Vitale, a retired Police Officer left his SUV to walk to a Chinese take-out restaurant after returning home from Atlantic City, where he and his wife had celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. Karen Vitale, the victim’s wife, said the gunman had followed their vehicle for a long distance on the way to the restaurant, suggesting road rage as a possible motive. Officer Allen Lau may have been enraged at being cut off by another motorist on the Staten Island Expressway, or because he believed Vitale was driving too slowly. Lau began firing at Vital, shooting him in the torso. Then firing shots at Vitale’s wife. The bullets narrowly missed Vitale’s wife, Karen, and wounded the couple’s black Labrador retriever, Philly. During a subsequent standoff in which Lau holed up in his home for almost eight hours, he told a hostage negotiator he was an alcoholic and had downed a bottle of vodka, according to court records. Lau received 21 years in prison and five years post release supervision after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Murdered by Officer Allen Lau NYPD READ MORE

Misty Holt-SinghMisty Holt-Singh 41, July 16, 2014 Stockton CA – A quick transaction at a branch of Bank of the West. She had no idea what was about to happen. Three suspects entered the bank with guns drawn. They tied up a security guard and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the vault. Then, they grabbed two bank employees and Misty, fleeing in a Ford Expedition. A shoot-out that occurred, one hostage was wounded. The wounded hostage and another were tossed out of the vehicle. Chief Jones provided no details about the exact location of Misty’s wounds but did confirm that Misty was killed by bullets shot by officers. Thirty-three officers fired their weapons. At least 20 of them have been placed on administrative leave. Over 600 bullets are reported to have been fired in to the vehicle… 600 bullets, knowing a hostage was in the vehicle. Murdered by Stockton PD

No Photo Available-001Lucia Rodriguez 63, Jan. 4, 2003 Brooklyn NY – Ana had been walking to church and was crossing the street at an intersection when she was struck by an unmarked NYPD police vehicle driven by police officer Anthony Russo. She was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with multiple fractures to her skull, ribs, leg and ankle…..and suffered massive internal bleeding. She died within minutes. he jury found overwhelming evidence that the police had operated their vehicle “recklessly” and were liable for Ana’s death and awarded $4 Million Dollars to her estate. Murdered by Officer Anthony Russo NYPD

Idriss StelleyIdriss Stelley 23, (mental breakdown) June 13, 2001 San Francisco CA – Stelley’s girlfriend, Summer Galbreath, suggested a movie. They wound up standing in line at the Sony Metreon. In the theater, according to Galbreath, Stelley downed two or three shots of tequila. On-screen Travolta lit up a smoke. So did Stelley. Soon the ushers were giving him grief, and Stelley was getting agitated. Stepping out of the theater, Galbreath used her cell phone to call Stelley’s mother La Mesha Irizarry, who told her to call the cops and tell them he’s in the midst of a mental breakdown. The police, she figured, would be able to help. A horde of San Francisco police officers arrived while Galbreath was on the line with the 911 operator. Clearing moviegoers out of the theater, the police swarmed in. Minutes later the cops unleashed a barrage of gunfire, slaying Stelley and leaving bullet holes in his head, chest, abdomen, buttocks, right leg, right foot, left arm, right shoulder, and right arm. Murdered by San Francisco PD READ MORE

Jamil WheatfallJamil Wheatfall 36, April 14, 2001 Oakland CA – Authorities said Wheatfall robbed a Wells Fargo Bank. A description of the suspect in the robbery and a getaway car was broadcast to officers. Officers spotted the car and pulled up behind him. Jamil did not exit his car, neither did the officer. After about 15 seconds, Jamil drove back into the streets. As Jamil continued north, the officer activated his dome lights. After traveling 5 or 6 blocks, Jamil ran into a dead end and his car stalled. According to witnesses, Jamil got out of his car and struggled with the Police Officer for a moment. He then raised both hands with his palms forward and said three times, “I submit. I submit. I submit.” Six officers surrounded him and beat him with metal and wooden batons about the head and upper body. Jamil fell to the ground. Still the officers continued to beat and kick him. Jamil struggled up on his knees and a carotid chokehold was applied by one officer while another hyper-extended Jamil’s right arm up. This action forced Jamil’s body to the ground while his neck was being pulled back. After Jamil was on the ground, the carotid hold was not released and the officers continued to beat and kick him until his body stopped moving. After he was cuffed and subdued the police left Jamil lying on the ground. A witness has stated that he could see that something was definitely wrong because he observed that Jamil’s stomach was not moving. Murdered by Officers Midyett, Perez and Clement Oakland PD

Issac SingletaryIsaac “Pops” Singletary 80, Jan. 27, 2007 Jacksonville, Fl – Singletary moved into his high-crime Jacksonville, Fla., neighborhood in 1987 to care for and protect his sister and mother, both of whom were sick at the time. The retired repairman was known to sit in front of his house in a lawn chair to shoo trespassers and drug dealers away from his property. Two undercover narcotics cops, posed as drug dealers, set up shop on Singletary’s lawn. Singletary first came out of his house and yelled at them to leave. They didn’t. He went back inside. Minutes later, he came out again and told them to leave, this time while waving a handgun. One of the cops then opened fire. Wounded, Singletary tried to escape into his backyard. The cops chased him down and shot him again, this time in the back. Singletary died at the scene. They never told Singletary they were police officers. The police initially claimed Singletary tried to rob them, then they claimed Singletary fired first. Five witnesses said that wasn’t true. Murdered by DEA READ MORE

Ashley VillarealAshley Villarreal 14, Feb. 11, 2003 San Antonio TX – Was shot in the head by a DEA agent while driving just blocks away from her San Antonio home. Agents who had been staking out the Villarreal household mistakenly believed the person in the car with the teen was her father, whom they suspected of dealing cocaine. Two days later, Villareal died. A few days after the shooting, Villareal’s father was arrested on drug conspiracy charges. DEA agents never faced charges in the teen’s death, even though testimony from witnesses and subsequent reports conflicted with official accounts of the incident. Murdered by DEA READ MORE

Janathan AyersJohnathan Ayers 28, Sept. 1, 2009 Lavonia, GA – Ayers, a Baptist minister had seen Johanna Barrett walking near a gas station on her way back to an extended-stay motel where she lived with her boyfriend. Ayers had known Barrett for a number of years, and offered her a ride back to the motel. He also gave her the money in his pocket, $23, to help pay her rent. The police were trailing Barrett at the time. But instead of apprehending her at the motel, they instead followed Ayers, who they saw hand Ayers cash. They followed Ayers to a nearby gas station where he withdrew some money from an ATM. Shortly after he got back into his car, a black Escalade pulled up behind him. Three officers, all undercover, rushed Ayers’ vehicle and pointed their guns at him. The pastor panicked and attempted to escape. As he backed out, Ayers’ car grazed one police officer. Officer Billy Shane Harrison then opened fire, shooting Ayers in the stomach. Ayers drove for another thousand yards before crashing his car. He died at the hospital. His last words to his family and medical staff were that he thought he was being robbed. The police found no illicit drugs in his car. A grand jury later declined to indict Officer Harrison for any crime. Murdered by Lavonia PD

Donald ScottDonald P. Scott 61, Oct. 2, 1992 Malibu CA – Early on the morning 31 officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Border Patrol, National Guard and Park Service entered the Scott’s 200-acre (0.81 km2) ranch. They planned to arrest Scott for allegedly running a 4,000-plant marijuana plantation. When deputies broke down the door to Scott’s house, Scott’s wife would later tell reporters, she screamed, “Don’t shoot me. Don’t kill me.” That brought Scott staggering out of the bedroom, blurry-eyed from a cataract operation—holding a .38 caliber Colt snub-nosed revolver over his head. When he emerged at the top of the stairs, holding his gun over his head, the officers told him to lower the gun. As he did, they shot him to death. According to the official report, the gun was pointed at the officers when they shot him. Later, the lead agent in the case, sheriff’s deputy Gary Spencer and his partner John Cater posed for photographs smiling arm-in-arm outside Scott’s cabin. Despite a subsequent search of Scott’s ranch using helicopters, dogs, searchers on foot, and a high-tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory device for detecting trace amounts of sinsemilla, no marijuana—or any other illegal drug—was found. Murdered by LA Sheriff and Friends

E. HernandezEsequiel Hernandez 18, May 20, 1997 Redford, Texas – Hernandez was herding goats near his home when a team of U.S. Marines dressed in camouflage, on drug patrol heavily camouflaged in ghillie suits came upon Hernández. The camouflaged Marines observed the 18 year old high school student from concealment at a distance of approximately 200 yards maintaining radio contact with their unit. Hernández, who was carrying a .22 caliber rifle family members said he used to fend off predators, shot in the direction of the Marines. Continuing to call for Border Patrol assistance, the Marines proceeded to track Hernández for twenty minutes, until the Marine fire-team leader shot and killed Hernandez. The bullet entered Hernandez’ armpit on his right side. Murdered by US Marines

Peter McWilliamsPeter Alexander McWilliams 50, June 14, 2000 Los Angeles CA – Shortly after California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, the Clinton administration began drug raids on dispensaries and cultivators, even though they were complying with federal law. One of those raids was on the Los Angeles marijuana grow operation of Todd McCormick and Peter McWilliams. McCormick used pot to treat the pain associated with a cancer treatment that had fused two of his vertebrae. McWilliams had been diagnosed with AIDS, then with non-Hodgkins lymphoma brought on by AIDS. Smoking marijuana eased his nausea, which helped him keep take his medication both to manage his AIDS the chemotherapy for his lymphoma. McWilliams was a self-help author, and had become an outspoken civil liberties activist. With respect to pot, he also made no attempt to hide the fact that while it was medicinal, it also made him feel good. The high took his mind off the fact that he was battling two diseases. McWilliams and McCormick were raided in 1997, by DEA agents. As McWilliams later described it, “guns drawn, commando-style.” Because they were tried on federal charges, the jury wasn’t allowed to hear that the two men had broken no California laws. McWilliams’ doctors were also prohibited from testifying about his marijuana use. Because of those restrictions, McWilliams pleaded guilty and hoped for leniency. But after his arrest, McWilliams’ mother put up her house as collateral to post his bail. One condition of McWilliams’ bail was he refrain from smoking marijuana. Prosecutors told McWilliams and his mother that if he failed a drug test or was caught with pot she’d lose her house. So McWilliams abstained from using the drug. Consequently, he got sicker. McWilliams was found dead in his apartment. Overcome with nausea, he had thrown up, then choked and aspirated on his own vomit. The conservative icon and legalization advocate William F. Buckley eulogized McWilliams in his syndicated column. Murdered by DEA

Rev. WilliamsRev. Accleyne Williams 75, March 25, 1994 Boston MA – Williams a retired minister, died of a heart attack on, after struggling with 13 members of a masked, heavily armed Boston SWAT team that stormed his apartment. The police later revealed that an informant had given them incorrect information. “a warrant authorizing the raid was approved by Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Mary Lou Moran, even though the application supporting the warrant did not specify which apartment on the building’s second floor was to be targeted. It also failed to provide corroboration of the confidential informant’s tip that a Jamaican drug posse operated out of the building.” Murdered by Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Mary Lou Moran

Ismael MenaIsmael Mena 45, Sept. 29, 1999 Denver CO – Denver SWAT, acting on a tip from an informant, and claimed they knocked and announced themselves. Mena’s family said they never heard a knock or announcement. Once the police had broken into Mena’s home, they ascended a staircase and kicked open Mena’s bedroom door, where they found him standing with a rifle. The police claimed Mena fired at them first, and they responded by shooting him eight times. They found no drugs or contraband in the home. The SWAT team raided the wrong house. The Denver Police Department’s Internal Affairs division was the first to clear the SWAT cops of any wrongdoing, although it did find that the officer who prepared the search warrant had falsified information on an affidavit. A special prosecutor then cleared them as well. But several weeks later, new details started to filter out, raising new questions about the investigation, the raid, and the aftermath. First, an assistant to the special prosecutor came out and said that Mena’s body had been moved. A crime lab report then determined that the gunshot residue taken from Mena’s hands didn’t match Mena’s gun. Instead, it was consistent with the sort of residue from submachine guns like those used by the Denver SWAT team. Neither Mena’s gun, nor the bullets inside it had fingerprints on them. The mounting evidence suggested someone had tampered with Mena and his gun after the SWAT team killed him. In March 2000, the city of Denver settled with Mena’s family for $400,000. Murdered by Denver SWAT READ MORE

Veronica BowersVeronica “Roni” Bowers 35, and infant daughter Charity Bowers April 20, 2001 – The Peruvian air force, acting on information from a United States CIA-operated surveillance plane, believed the missionaries were actually drug runners Force shot down a plane flying over the Amazon after receiving information from the CIA that the plane was trafficking narcotics. It was actually filled with Christian missionaries. The attack resulted in the death of 35-year-old Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity. Their deaths were the product of a joint operation between the CIA and the government of Peru to shoot down suspected drug planes. “Within hours, CIA officers began to characterize the shootdown as a one-time mistake in an otherwise well-run program. In fact, this was not the case … The routine disregard of the required intercept procedures in the ABDP led to the rapid shooting down of target aircraft without adequate safeguards to protect against the loss of innocent life”. Murdered by DEA and CIA READ MORE:

Charity BowersCharity Bowers 7 months and and her mother Veronica Bowers April 20, 2001 – The Peruvian air force, acting on information from a United States CIA-operated surveillance plane, believed the missionaries were actually drug runners Force shot down a plane flying over the Amazon after receiving information from the CIA that the plane was trafficking narcotics. It was actually filled with Christian missionaries. The attack resulted in the death of 35-year-old Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity. Their deaths were the product of a joint operation between the CIA and the government of Peru to shoot down suspected drug planes. “Within hours, CIA officers began to characterize the shootdown as a one-time mistake in an otherwise well-run program. In fact, this was not the case … The routine disregard of the required intercept procedures in the ABDP led to the rapid shooting down of target aircraft without adequate safeguards to protect against the loss of innocent life”. Murdered by DEA and CIA READ MORE:

Rachel HoffmanRachel Hoffman 23, May 7, 2008 Tallahassee FL – was murdered by drug traffickers in 2008 after agreeing to work as a police informant. In February 2007, Hoffman was arrested after a traffic stop search turned up 25 grams of marijuana. A year later, police searched her home and found another 5 ounces of pot, plus four Ecstasy pills. In exchange for dropping the charges, Hoffman agreed to become a confidential informant for the Tallahassee Police Department. Hoffman, a recent college graduate, was set up to buy $13,000 worth of cocaine, guns and MDMA from two men she had never met. During the transaction, the police lost track of Hoffman as the dealers took her to a different location than the one initially agreed upon. They murdered her with one of the guns she had intended to buy. Outrage over Hoffman’s death spurred the Florida legislature to pass “Rachel’s Law” in 2009, which requires extra training for police officers who work with informants, and removes the possibility of lighter sentences in exchange for informant work. Murdered by Tallahassee PD READ MORE

Alberto SepulvedaAlberto Sepulveda 11, Sept. 13, 2000 Modesto CA – DEA, the FBI, and a Stanislaus County, California narcotics task force conducted a series of raids on 14 homes in the area of Modesto, Calif. asked that the local SWAT teams enter each home unannounced in order to secure the area ahead of federal agents, who then came in to search for evidence. Federal agents warned the SWAT teams that the targets of the warrants, one of whom was Moises Sepulveda should be considered armed and dangerous. When local police asked if there were any children in the Sepulveda home, federal agents answered, “Not aware of any.” But Sepulveda had three children, a daughter and two sons. After the police broke into the Sepulveda home, Moises, his wife and children were ordered to lie face down on the floor as officers pointed guns at their heads. Moments later, Officer David Hawn fired his gun, killing 11-year-old Alberto Sepulveda from point-blank range. There were no drugs or guns in the Sepulveda home. A subsequent internal investigation by the Modesto Police Department found that the DEA’s evidence against Moises Sepulveda, who had no previous criminal record. The city of Modesto and the federal government settled a lawsuit brought by the Sepulveda’s for $3 million. Murdered by SWAT

Virginia VerdeeVirginia Verdee 12, Sept. 23, 2005 Bronx NY – Virginia was walking home from church when she was struck and killed by off-duty NYPD Officer Michael Carlo’s Jeep. Murdered by Officer Michael Carlo NYP


No Photo Available-001Anton Goldenburg 55, and Rifka Goldenburg 54, Mar. 4, 2003 Brooklyn NY – The off-duty Brooklyn cop who broadsided a car, killing himself and a couple driving to work, had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, police said yesterday. Results from toxicology tests revealed that Officer Michael McGibbonhad a blood-alcohol level of .26 at the time of the crash. Goldenburg and his wife, Rifka, Ukrainian immigrants heading to their jobs at a bakery, died instantly when the cop’s Nissan sedan slammed into the couple’s car. There were no witnesses to the crash at an intersection with a light – and no skid marks. Sources said McGibbon, a 6-foot-6 300-pounder, had been drinking with his girlfriend and a friend at Wheeler’s Restaurant. Murdered by Officer Michael McGibbon Brooklyn PD

No Photo Available-001Rifka Goldenburg 54, and Anton Goldenburg 55, Mar. 4, 2003 Brooklyn NY – The off-duty Brooklyn cop who broadsided a car, killing himself and a couple driving to work, had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, police said yesterday. Results from toxicology tests revealed that Officer Michael McGibbonhad a blood-alcohol level of .26 at the time of the crash. Goldenburg and her husband Anton, Ukrainian immigrants heading to their jobs at a bakery, died instantly when the cop’s Nissan sedan slammed into the couple’s car. There were no witnesses to the crash at an intersection with a light – and no skid marks. Sources said McGibbon, a 6-foot-6 300-pounder, had been drinking with his girlfriend and a friend at Wheeler’s Restaurant. Murdered by Officer Michael McGibbon Brooklyn PD

Dylan PetersDylan Samuel Peters 1, Apr. 15, 2013 Brooklyn NY – NYPD officer Rosette Samuel, upset that her live-in boyfriend was moving back to Guyana fatally shot their 1 year old son Dylan and then killed both her boyfriend Dason Peters and herself in their Brooklyn apartment as her 19 year old son frantically fled out a back window. Rosette Samuel NYPD

Dason PetersDason Peters 33, Apr. 15, 2013 Brooklyn NY – NYPD officer Rosette Samuel, upset that her live-in boyfriend was moving back to Guyana fatally shot Peters and then killed both their one-year-old son Dylan and herself in their Brooklyn apartment as her 19 year old son frantically fled out a back window. Murdered by Officer Rosette Samuel NYPD

No Photo Available-001Mary Hickey 48, Dec. 1, 2009 (Inmate Orleans Parish Prison) New Orleans LA – After awakening in pain in an open women’s dorm at the South White Street jail and languishing for 30 minutes while three inmates had been screaming out for a guard, who was not at her post and took a half-hour to arrive, and another hour before being taken to the hospital. Cause of death: Natural causes Ms. Hickey died because of medical neglect by Orleans Parish Prison Guards

No Photo Available-001Yvonne McNeal 57, (mentally ill) Oct. 2, 2011 Manhattan NY – Police say they were called to a shelter where they encountered the armed woman arguing with another woman in front of New Providence Residence, a shelter that houses women suffering from mental illness or addictions. Officers say they ordered the armed woman to drop the two knives, and when she did not, they shot her multiple rounds into McNeal, killing the mentally ill black homeless woman in front of the shelter where she lived. She was pronounced dead in Bellevue Hospital. Murdered by NYPD

Sonia GarciaSonia Garcia 28, Sept. 29, 2007 Bay Shore, Long Island NY – NYPD Officer Alexis Chapparo admitted sleeping with the gun under his pillow and he admitted firing it. But he claimed he was shooting at “a shadow,” suggesting he believed he was shooting an intruder. He was forced to admit, however, he knew his fiancée Officer Sonia Garcia was expected to arrive home at about that time… After what had been an on-going domestic dispute, prosecutors said that the grand jury’s indictment made that allegation impossible to prosecute. Garcia’s sister, Evelyn Hernandez, said she believed Garcia was killed for discovering NYPD Officer Alexis Chaparro in the midst of a homosexual love affair. Murdered by Alexis Chaparro NYPD

No Photo Available-001Desean Cathcart 26, Nov. 15, 2003 Brooklyn NY – Cathcart had just snatched a chain and medallion from a man in the barbershop. A confrontation occurred, and one cop fired a single round that struck Cathcart in the chest, A black mask was recovered at the scene but no weapon was found. Murdered by NYPD

Hans ArellanoHans Arellano 22, July 30, 2013 Santa Ana CA – Conducted a homeless sweep, Officer Steven Chavez called over police radio he had a possible ‘disturbing the peace’ or mental health ‘5150’ situation on his hand. Officer Jessica Guidry heard it and made her way over. When she arrived to the shopping center, Guidry couldn’t find her colleague but did see Arellano running through the parking lot. Thinking Arellano under the influence and potentially violent based her view of his behavior, Guidry called for back up as she chased him into the juice bar. She also didn’t know why he fled in the first place or if Chavez searched him for weapons. Standing outside the doorway of Jugos, officer Guidry pointed her gun at Arellano ordering him to stay still and show his hands. Officer Jessica Guidry claims Arellano said “Fuck you!” he responded. “Shoot me.” And advanced towards her, she fired once fearing he would try to take her gun away. Arellano was declared dead at the scene. Murdered by Officer Jessica Guidry Santa Ana PD

John WranaJohn Wrana 95, July 26, 2013 Park Forest, IL – Wrana needed a walker to get around. When he resisted medical treatment at his retirement home staff called an ambulance and they brought police with them. Police entered the room carrying riot shields. First they tased him, then they shot him in the stomach with a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with beanbag ammunition. Police claim Wrana threatened staff with a metal shoehorn, a metal cane, and a 12-inch kitchen knife. But assisted living home’s staff said there was no such knife in Wrana’s room, he was sitting in his chair and posed no imminent threat to staff. Wrana bled to death internally, according to the Cook County medical examiner, who ruled his death a homicide. Murdered by Chicago PD

No Photo Available-001Ricardo Colon 24, April 21, 2002 Staten Island NY – Colon was shot three times and killed by a retired police officer NYPD Officer Luke Blake in Staten Island. The ex-cop claimed the unarmed Colon was trying to rob him. Blake claims he was about to get into his car. when he spotted two men walking toward him, supposedly one of them carrying a large kitchen knife. Blake told cops he stepped away from his car and started backing away from the pair, noticing a group of four men nearby as he did so. He pulled out a licensed 9mm handgun and claims he told Carlon several times to drop the weapon. Carlon yelled in Spanish and kept walking toward him. Blake claims he didn’t understand. As Blake backed away, he started to trip and fall backward, then fired three times, hitting Carlon at least twice. Carlon died at St. Vincents Hospital on Staten Island. Witnesses say Carlon was not a mugger. Murdered by vigilante retired NYPD

Tyrone WestTyrone West 44, July 18, 2013 Baltimore MD – Officers Nicholas Chapman and Jorge Bernardez-Ruiz spotted West’s car backing into an intersection with a female passenger ducking down in the car. The officers thought the pair might be trying to hide a weapon or some contraband and stopped West and while he initially complied with their orders, he soon began to resist. A woman in the car with West shouted at him to calm down. Supposedly when Officer Ruiz tried to inspect West’s shoe, the police claim West began to resist and soon turned into a running fight as West supposedly charged at Officer Chapman and poked him in the eye. Eight additional officers arrived and attempted to subdue West by kicking, hitting him with batons and pepper spraying him. It was determined Baltimore police were legally justified in using their fists, batons and pepper spray to subdue West. Murdered by Baltimore PD

Eugene MalloryEugene Mallory 80, June 27, 2013 Antelope Valley CA – Mallory, a law-abiding, high security clearance gentleman, electrical engineer’ home was entered by Los Angeles County sheriff’s narcotic detectives suspected methamphetamine was being cooked on the property, and, armed with a search warrant, busted into the retired Lockheed engineer’s home unannounced and shot him dead in his bed. Sheriff’s officials claim while detectives did not find meth on the 80-year-old man’s property, they did find other drugs and two weapons. They claim “The gentleman pointed a semiautomatic weapon at our deputies, and deputies fearing for their safety as well as others, instigated deadly force.” Mallory’s wife says her 22-year-old son from another relationship lives in a trailer on the couple’s property and uses medical marijuana for a health issue. Only a small amount of medical marijuana was found on the property, no meth was found. Murdered by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Andrea RebelloAndrea Rebello 21, May 17, 2013 Westchester NY – An a masked intruder invaded, and was holding a gun to the head Rebello who shared a home with her twin sister and two others during the predawn hours. The intruder told the officer he was going to kill Rebello, and then turned the handgun toward the officer. The officer, fearing for his life, drew his gun and fired eight shots killing both the intruder and Ms. Rebello. Murdered by Westchester PD

Ivan RomeroIvan Romero 23, May 10, 2013 Minneapolis MN – Minneapolis police squad car in route to an incident about 10 blocks west in which two officers were shot and a suspect killed . According to witnesses, the female passenger, was injured when the police SUV hit the back of the bike, throwing both riders off. Sources said the motorcycle hit the back passenger side of the SUV, which was going through the intersection on a red light with lights and sirens at 50 mph. Killed by Minneapolis PD

Marlon BrownMarlon Brown 38, May 8, 2013 DeLand FL- was being chased by DeLand police because they allegedly saw that he was not wearing a seatbelt. At a dead-end road, Brown stopped his car and started running. The dashcam video shows Harris’ police car following two other police cars as they drive down a residential street into a grass lot. The two other vehicles stop but the one with the camera continues to chase after Brown. As the police car approaches, Brown stumbles and falls. While on the ground, Brown turns and faces the chasing vehicle and within seconds, his face disappears under the hood of Harris’ police car. A thud is heard and the car stops. “I think he’s underneath the (expletive) car,” a voice off camera can be heard saying. The city of DeLand has paid the family $550,000 in a settlement but the city refuses to admit any wrongdoing. Killed by Officer Harris Deland PD

Clemon SweptsonCleman R. Sweptson Jr. 34, April 9, 2013 Washington D.C. – Sweptson was sitting on the stoop of his mother’s apartment building when police came and told him to move along. Witnesses said Sweptson got on his bike to leave, and the next thing they heard were gunshots. His mother says police may have mistaken a small radio she gave him for a gun. Officers in the area claim they noticed a man acting erratically, possibly high on drugs, in the street. They instructed him to get out of the street and move to the sidewalk. Once the man got to the sidewalk, police say he pulled out what appeared to be a gun, causing an officer to fire two shots that struck Sweptson in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Sweptson was unarmed. Murdered by DC PD

No Photo Available-001José Colon 20, April 19, 2002 Long Island NY – Colon was taking his pregnant girlfriend out to dinner, and stopped at a house to repay a $20 debt while she waited in the car. Suddenly the house was surrounded by heavily-armed andarmored members of the Suffolk County Police Department’s SWAT team, advancing with guns drawn as a police helicopter appeared and thundered overhead. That’s when Colon and his companion, Aaron Hatcher, walked out the front door. Colon was neither armed nor in possession of any drugs, was standing on the porch when a bullet from the 9-mm submachine gun of officer Tony Gonzalez struck him in the head, killing him instantly. Police claim the shooting was accidental an officer carrying a battering ram tripped over a tree root, bumping Gonzales and causing his weapon to discharge at least three bullets. Murdered by Officer Tony Gonzales Suffolk County PD

Arthur DixonArthur Dixon Jr. 43, (suicidal) Mar 11, 2013 St. Petersburg FL – The mother of 43-year-old Arthur Dixon Jr. called St. Petersburg police because he doused himself with gasoline and threatened to take his own life. Neighbor Ray Wuest said he went into Dixon’s home and found the man soaked with gas and smoking a cigarette. Wuest mopped up the gas and took the cigarette, but police told him to leave. Police claim Dixon had been “belligerent and threatening” when officers tried to negotiate with him. and allegedly ran at Officers Devin Jones and Curtis Wright with scissors while they were stationed at the back of the house. Both officers opened fire, hitting Dixon in the torso multiple times. He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center and pronounced dead at around 10 p.m. Dixon’s mother, Lydia Andrews said “The police assured me that they weren’t going to hurt him, they were concerned for his safety”. “He has no weapons, he’s never hurt anyone ever. So, they forced him out the back of the house and they shot him three times.” Murdered by Officers Devin Jones and Curtis Wright St. Petersburg PD

Joseph NunezShawn Joseph Jetmore Stoddard-Nunez 19, Mar 3, 2013 Hayward CA – was in a passenger in a Honda Civic who died when he was shot by police over the weekend. An officer had been trying to shoot the driver, Arthur Pakman for aiming his car at a patrol cruiser. The officer, who was accompanied by a civilian riding along in the patrol car, fired to prevent Pakman from hitting them,. The bullet ended up hitting Stoddard-Nunez instead. The Honda hit the passenger door of the police car, knocking the door into the civilian, who suffered a minor injury. Murdered by Hayward PD

Tommy McClainThomas “Tommy: McClain 22, Sept. 17, 2014 Eureka CA – Nicole Mottern and McClain were outside chatting in the front of the house after midnight when she ran upstairs to check on her husband. From there she looked out the window and noticed a police officer behind her home “looking around.” “All of a sudden he took off towards the front of the house,” She ran downstairs and outside to see what was going on. When she got onto the front porch, bright lights were shining in her eyes. “The cops were out there screaming, ‘Put your hands up! Put your hands up.’ I put my hands up” Tommy started to put his hands up. He walked out into the grass… . [The officers] were telling him to come.” Mottern’s mother, said she was on the porch by the front door. She described law enforcement as being “in a semi-circle, at least five or maybe six officers. They were telling him to get down,” “I don’t think he understood… . I don’t know.” “His hands were near so you could see. He had them raised. He stepped forward. I didn’t see anything in them.” “A cop yelled, ‘He’s got a gun.’ They all fired. I saw him getting shot from all different angles. First shot fired and then they all fired. It wasn’t one cop. It was them all. He crumpled down into the ground.” Murdered by Hayward PD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Moises de la Torre 26, Feb. 24, 2013 No. Hollywood CA – A female 9-1-1 caller reported she had been approached by a man who threatened to kill her and then reached into a bag he was carrying. She said she believed it was to retrieve a gun. Police claim when they arrived, officers found De La Torre standing in lanes of traffic. Police claim they instructed him to drop the bag, but De La Torre failed to do so, and officers said he allegedly moved forward, threatening to kill them. He reached into the bag, and officers opened fire. No handgun was recovered at the scene. Murdered by LAPD

Adrian ParraAdrian Parra 19, April 18, 2014 Salton City CA – Adrian, an honor roll student from Coachella Valley High School was on his way for a date with a young lady when he was pulled over for a “vehicle code violation” by ICSO deputy, Marco Contreras, Imperial County Sheriff’s Dept. Dashboard camera video captured the shooting however the sheriff’s department has refused to reveal the circumstances for shooting Parra multiple times on the side of the highway. Murdered by Deputy, Marco Contreras, Imperial County Sheriff’s Dept.

Tommy YancyTommy Junior Yancy 32, (Veteran – PTSD) May 11, 2014 Imperial County CA – During a routine traffic stop five California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers in Imperial County, California, beat to death, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,. A video taken by a witness on her cellphone captured the brutality of the CHP and the death of Yancy. According to witnesses, Yancy was pulled from his car, attacked by a K-9 unit, hit by a Taser, and beaten to death by five officers. a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) The video, missing the initial altercation with the officers, begins with Yancy being attacked by a Taser while handcuffed on the ground, as an officer jumps on him with his knees. A women in the background can be heard screaming, “I think that is too much excessive!” While the officers are claiming that Yancy initiated the violence by attacking the K-9 officer, the witnesses in the video said that he was not resisting. The same witnesses in the video can be heard urging other bystanders to call an ambulance, as the officers attempted CPR on Yancy after the beating. “How long before you guys call an ambulance? Call an ambulance!” The video ends with Yancy being carried into the back of an ambulance truck. The circumstances and cause of his death are still under official investigation. Murdered by California Highway Patrol Officers

No Photo Available-001Jose Calzada 35, (suicidal) Oct. 21, 2014 Roy UT – Calzada phoned a suicide prevention hotline seeking help, threatening to kill himself inside the home he shared with his girlfriend and her children. The other residents in the home left after the call was placed. Dispatchers sent the SWAT Team rather than a crisis team to the residence. More than seven hours passed before Officers got tired of negotiating and took Calzada’s life. Witness account “It seemed like there was one shot, and then a pause, and then four or five shots after that, that were very rapid,” Smith said. “The pause after the first shot was really brief. Murdered by Roy Utah SWAT

Denis GayDenise Gay 56, Sept. 5, 2011 Brooklyn NY – Tashmaya Gay, 22, was standing on the stoop of a Crown Heights building with the victim, Denise Gay, when cops unloaded a 73-shot fusillade at a perp firing at them and another man. Gay was hit in the head and collapsed in the arms of her surrogate daughter Tashmaya who was dragged from the scene by cops as she tried to comfort the mortally wounded woman after she was fatally shot by a stray bullet during a wild gun battle between cops and an armed man. Police Holding Tashmaya for more than 12 hours tried to get her to say that the fatal shot was fired by Leroy Webster, the shooter responsible for the mayhem just hours after the West Indian Day Parade. The NYPD later confirmed the bullet that killed Gay did not come from Webster’s handgun. But it refused to take responsibility for her death because ballistic tests showed the round came from a 9-mm. gun and was too damaged to link to any one cop’s weapon. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Michael Daryle Rose 49, (paranoia and hypertension) Oct. 3, 2014 Flagstaff AZ – Rose contacted 911 requesting transport to the hospital as he was not feeling well. Rose stated he had a history of paranoia and hypertension. Flagstaff Police assisted helping Rose find a lost bag and attempted to coax Rose into the ambulance, he became agitated and tried to kick fire personnel. Rose was taken to the ground by the officer and secured. The officer repeatedly requested Michael to stop resisting and threatened to use his Taser. When he didn’t stop resisting, the officer Tased him with two intermittent pulses of energy. Rose continued to refuse the ambulance officers were able to secure his ankles and lifted him into the patrol vehicle. He was transported to the Coconino Detention Facility. While being booked in, he was non-compliant with detention officers who were performing a standard search. He was escorted to a holding cell. In the holding cell officers placed him on the floor to conduct the search. Rose became more compliant, but within minutes detention officers realized he was no longer breathing and had no pulse. They began resuscitation efforts and called for an ambulance. Efforts to resuscitate Rose were unsuccessful and ultimately he was pronounced deceased. Killed by Flagstaff PD tazering

Calvin WashingtonCalvin Washington 41, June 20, 2003 Brooklyn NY – Officers, responding to a reported disturbance, were told a young man had a gun in his waistband, they chased him a half block into the one-family home. Officers kicked in the front door; locked Mrs. Washington in a room; threatened son Matthew, 22, with a gun; slapped daughter, Nashay, 7; killed a cat and ransacked the three-story home and ignored pleas for explanations. Mr. Washington, a carpenter whose heart condition had left him unable to work for years, was taken to The Brooklyn Hospital Center, where tests showed he had had a heart attack. He was later transferred to the Cornell center, where he died yesterday. Police had the audacity to state “No charges were filed against the family” Murdered by NYPD

Christian SierraChristian Alberto Sierra17, (suicidal) May 27, 2014 Purcellville VA – Sierra was watching movies with friends when he became depressed and began cutting himself. His female friend called police for help but the call worried him so he fled by jumping off a balcony with the friend in chase. Sobel, a neighbor several doors away heard her neighbor scream: “Stop! Stop!” She glanced out the window and saw her running down her front steps with a dish towel. Sierra bloody at that point. The friend tried to calm Sierra, but he took off again. Sobel said. The friend followed “They were flying down the street.” Christian Sierra rounded a corner when several witnesses report they heard a police officer yell “Freeze!” or “Stop!” and then heard shots. The police officers allege he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him, prompting them to shoot him 4 times. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was late declared dead. Murdered by Purcellville PD

Milton HallMilton Hall 49, (mentally ill) July 1, 2012 Saginaw MI –Police were responding to reports that a man had stolen a cup of coffee from a convenience store. Police encountered Hall, who was armed with a penknife and had a known history of mental illness. The video, captured by a police car dashboard camera, shows six officers gunning down Hall in broad daylight, during a confrontation in a parking lot. Hall was standing several yards from the nearest officer. Officers fired at him more than 47 times with 11 bullets entering his body. Saginaw County’s prosecutor did not seek state charges against the officers the official report states “After a thorough investigation, federal authorities have determined that this tragic event does not present sufficient evidence of willful misconduct to lead to a federal criminal prosecution of the police officers involved. The officers who discharged their weapons did so because they believed Hall posed an imminent threat to the officers’ safety.” Murdered by Saginaw PD

Alex NietoAlejandro “Alex” Nieto 28, (mentally ill) March 21, 2014 San Francisco CA – Alex, a Buddhist who preached compassion was a law student at City College of San Francisco, was meditating on Bernal Hill, before going on duty as a security guard. A call came into police dispatch describing a man wearing a bright red jacket appearing to have his hand resting on what appeared to be a gun. Officers encountered Nieto on a pedestrian path and from 75 feet away with Nieto’s back to the sun he supposedly he brandished the weapon. Eyewitness accounts state Alex was encountered by armed officers jumping out of a police car downhill from him, with armed officers gathered on the footpath above and behind him. Police claim they demanded Nieto to show his hands but he allegedly pointed a weapon at several officers, prompting them to fire multiple rounds. Shot in the back Nieto fell forward, over his knees, defenseless, while officer(s) approaching from the front continued to shoot at him straight on. Alive, but wounded and on the ground, officers subsequently fired a series of downward shots. The Autopsy Report indicates Nieto suffered as many as 15 gunshot wounds, six indicating he had his hands up (either surrendering or raising hands for cover). Upward shots to the wrists and left arm, upward shot to right leg. Six wounds caused by seven downward trajectory shots. (direction head to toe) that killed Nieto. Murdered by San Francisco PD

No Photo Available-001Dante Pomar 19, July 29, 2004 Queens NY – Pomar riding a pocket bike (mini-mini bike) without a helmet on Main Street about 3 a.m. The officers flashed their dashboard and grille lights to signal Mr. Pomar to pull over, the police said, but he fled onto a side street and tried to lose them by turning down an alleyway. He hit a pothole in the alley and fell off the bike and died before medical technicians arrived. At the scene dozens of his friends bitterly disputed that account, and accused the police of causing his death by accidentally striking him with their patrol car and then fabricating a story to avoid blame. Witnesses insisted he was intimately familiar with the alleyway and could not have died simply by falling off the small bike. Killed by NYPD

Gregory ChavisGregory Chavis 19, Oct. 9, 2004 Bronx NY – Gregory Chavis and a group of friends were at a movie theater in the Bronx. After leaving the theater, they got into a verbal altercation with a group of people on the street. Two members of that group pulled out guns, and chased Chavis and his friends down the street, firing at them; Chavis was hit by one of the bullets and after walking about twenty feet, Chavis collapsed on the sidewalk. Rashaad Conyers, a friend of Chavis, submitted an affidavit in opposition to the dismissal motion describing the events that evening. According to Conyers, upon realizing that Chavis had been shot, he and his brother helped Chavis walk toward Lincoln Hospital. As they were walking, police officers approached them and ordered them to put Chavis down. Conyers contends an ambulance failed to arrive, and Chavis died after remaining on the ground alive for over 30 minutes. Allowed to die by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Manuel Chamelta 18, Oct. 18, 2004 Queens NY – Chamelta a grocery store clerk was killed when a retired Officer John Malik NYPD detective’s licensed pistol fell from his waistband and fired. Chamelta collapsed behind a deli counter after the bullet exploded into his chest. Malik, told investigators the shooting was a freak accident as he was reaching for his pager, which had just gone off, when his gun fell off his hip and discharged. Juan Garcia-Perez, a clerk who was working at the time of the shooting, said Malik immediately called 911 after his gun fired. “The guy comes in every day,” said Garcia-Perez, 41. “He used to joke to Manuel about shooting him. He used to point at him with his hand and finger. But he never took out his gun. Accidental murder by retired Officer John Malik NYPD

Anthony RosarioAnthony Rosario 18, and Hilton Vega 21, Jan. 11, 1995 Bronx NY – Rosario and Vega went to a friend’s apt. to collect money owed in connection to a marriage of convenience for a relative who had migrated to New York, they were given $50 and told to come back the following day. The next day when they returned 2 plain clothes detectives James Crowe and Patrick Brosnan confronted them with drawn guns and told to lay face down on the floor. Rosario and Vega were executed; Rosario was shot 14 times, 6 bullets in the back. Vega had 8 bullet wounds: 1 to the back of his head and 5 to his back. Freddy Bonilla, who was at the house was shot in the leg and pretended he was dead. Murdered by NYPD

Hilton VegaHilton Vega 21, and Anthony Rosario 18, Jan. 11, 1995 Bronx NY – Vega and Rosario went to a friend’s apt. to collect money owed in connection to a marriage of convenience for a relative who had migrated to New York, they were given $50 and told to come back the following day. The next day when they returned 2 plain clothes detectives James Crowe and Patrick Brosnan confronted them with drawn guns and told to lay face down on the floor. Rosario and Vega were executed; Vega had 8 bullet wounds: 1 to the back of his head and 5 to his back. Rosario was shot 14 times, 6 bullets in the back. Freddy Bonilla, who was at the house was shot in the leg and pretended he was dead. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Jose Feliciano 44, (mentally ill & epileptic seizures) Nov. 22, 2004 Brooklyn NY – Feliciano, a homeless man who stored his medicine in a friend’s van. Feliciano swung at a 34-year-old woman with what appeared to be the long metal casing that covers the top of a fluorescent lighting fixture as she stepped out of her building( she was not injured). Just then, two officers were passing by on an interdepartmental mail run to the 75th Precinct station house nearby. The officers saw the incident and drove onto the sidewalk blocking Feliciano. The front of their car struck the closed gate of a community center as the officers ordered Feliciano to stop, and when he swung at them twice with the fixture, one officer shot him once in the chest. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Jose A. Mateo Jr. 22, June 4, 2003 Washington Heights NY – Cassandra Hodge, Mateo’s girlfriend called 911 for an ambulance because he had acquired ”some type of drug” and was having a ”bad reaction.” ”He’s hallucinating,” ”He’s getting violent.” but 4 police officers arrived first. The police claim when they arrived the son was smashing furniture and assaulting his father. The victim’s father, Jose Mateo said his son was merely complaining, in conversational tones, about an upset stomach when the police burst in and sprayed him “There was no scuffle or violence before the cops sprayed his son in the eyes”. Mateo went into cardiac arrest and died. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the officers’ action, saying they had to subdue a “violent, apparently high man and they did not use excessive force”. The city’s medical examiner listed the cause of death as accidental, occurring ”during excited delirium following ingestion of unidentified substance.” However a medical investigation later proved that Mateo was drug-free. The autopsy also cited bruising around the chest and blood in the brain, the results of a police beating. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Carleton Lockhart 32 Dec. 10, 2004 Bronx NY – A friend of Lockhart’s, who would not give his name, said he and Lockhart went to retrieve Lockhart’s telephone, which had been either lost or stolen on the block. The friend said “from the sidewalk, the men called the cellphone’s number. When we called, we saw this guy take out the phone,” “He had Carleton’s phone.” Lockhart demanded the cellphone, showing the man a receipt. The man demanded $50 for the phone, and they argued and shoved one another. Lockhart was unarmed.” Three plainclothes officers heard shots and saw Lockhart running toward them then chased him. Lockhart turned and ran the other way. Witness Oscar Ortiz said “”A blue and white car pulled up, and they came out shooting. Lockhart fell face down.” Officers turned him over then they all shot him at close range in the chest, once in the left shoulder and once in the abdomen.” Lockhart died at St. Barnabas Hospital. Murdered by NYPD

No Photo Available-001Dominic Middleton 12, and Kristina Middleton, 1 Nov. 24, 2004 Manhattan NY – Tishana Middleton was preparing to take her son Dominic outside to catch the bus school bus but when she opened her door, she encountered former corrections officer Everett George, the children’s father who walked into the apartment and fired, shooting Dominic in the chest and Kristina in the head who was sitting in her highchair the living room with the children’s grandmother and great-grandmother. Ms. Middleton managed to escape when George’s gun jammed. He left the apartment, and leaving the gun behind and went to his girlfriend’s house in the Bronx, from there, he checked into Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He was transferred to Bellevue later that day. George, 34, is charged with first- and second-degree murder and weapons possession. Murdered by former Rikers Island Corrections Officer

No Photo Available-001Kristina Middleton 1, and Dominic Middleton 12, Nov. 24, 2004 Manhattan NY – Tishana Middleton was preparing to take her son Dominic outside to catch the bus school bus but when she opened her door, she encountered former corrections officer Everett George, the children’s father who walked into the apartment and fired, shooting Dominic in the chest and Kristina in the head who was sitting in her highchair the living room with the children’s grandmother and great-grandmother. Ms. Middleton managed to escape when George’s gun jammed. He left the apartment, and leaving the gun behind and went to his girlfriend’s house in the Bronx, from there, he checked into Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He was transferred to Bellevue later that day. George, 34, is charged with first- and second-degree murder and weapons possession. Murdered by former Rikers Island Corrections Officer

Kimberlee KingKimberlee Randale-King 21, Sept. 22, 2014 Pagedale MO – Randale-King was arrested for traffic warrants and being held on outstanding warrants from Pagedale police after a disturbance involving another woman. . Hours later St. Louis County police officers told King’s mother that she had hung herself in her cell. Relatives say King was not a depressed person. Pagedale police have video of the cell area. But relatives say they don`t know what it shows. But say the cell was small with little room for someone to hang themselves with a shirt. King had no known history of mental illness. Randle-King was pronounced dead at a hospital. Details surrounding her apparent suicide remain sketchy. Pagedale police had no comment. Died in the custody of St. Louis County PD

No Photo Available-001Marie Fares 60, Dec. 14, 2004 Queens NY – A queens Police Officer chasing a stolen vehicle slammed into a car carrying an upper East Side doctor’s family, killing his wife. Marie Fares was sitting next to her 18-year-old son, Roger Fares Jr., who was driving when the marked Impala rammed the 1987 Nissan Stanza’s passenger side. Police claim the Impala’s lights and sirens were on, but were still investigating whether the police car slowed down at a stop sign at the intersection. Marie Fares died on impact. Killed by Queens PD

No Photo Available-001Gary E. Lee 54, Oct. 20, 2014 Colonial Heights VA – Hopewell PD officers received a call regarding an accident. Police found Lee driving east down the railroad tracks. The affidavit claims police saw the man with what was described as “a black long gun.” and he was shouting he wanted to kill himself and he’s killed his wife Carol E. Lee 53 in a Colonial Heights motel. After more than an hour of negotiations with Lee, police called Virginia State Police in order to send additional negotiators. However, before reinforcements could arrive, police began to approach Lee’s vehicle. Lee pointed what police believed to be a long, black gun in their direction. Police then opened fire on Lee while he was in his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Murdered by Hopewell PD

No Photo Available-001Tolsie Nohar 17, Feb. 14, 2005 Queens NY – Nohar and a friend were traveling in a 2002 Nissan Altima when police claim it ran a stop sign after exiting off the Expressway Queens South Task Force pulled the Nissan over and attempted to question the driver when he supposedly fled the scene and sped away. Police ultimately lose sight of the vehicle. A short time later the Nissan was observed by witnesses striking a wall before crashing through roll down gates and into a loading dock at a factory. The car then burst into flames, killing Nohar and seriously injuring the other male in the vehicle. It was unclear who was driving the car at the time because it was so mangled and burned. Nohar was pronounced dead at the scene. The car’s other occupant was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died. The second passenger did not have any identification with him. Apparently the car had been stolen on Feb. 7, but it was not known if the two killed in the accident stole the car or who was driving it after it had been stolen by another party. The crash as well as the car theft were still under investigation.

Jennifer Chauvin-001Jennifer Chauvin 33, Oct. 29, 2014 Au Sable NY – New York State Police State Trooper Joshua Lenkins was on routine patrol when he failed to yield the right-of-way ehile making a left hand turn striking a vehicle driven by Jennifer Chauvin. Jennifer was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two sons, ages three and six, were in the car when the accident occurred, and they are being treated at CVPH for non-life threatening injuries. New York State Police and the Clinton Country District Attorney’s Office are investigating the accident. Killed by New York State Police State Trooper Joshua Lenkins

Tim RookTim Rook 38, Oct. 18, 2014 Southhaven MS – A woman called police saying Rook, the father of her child, kicked in the door to her home. When police arrived, Rook and another woman jumped into a white car and tried to get away. When police surrounded the car they took the woman, who was driving, into custody. That’s when officials allege Rook jumped in the driver’s seat. Police claim to have seen a gun and fired. Rook was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Killed by Memphis PD

O'Shain EvansO’Shaine K. Evans 26, Oct 7, 2014 San Francisco CA – Anticipating large crowds and increased crime due to the Giants game police beefed up patrols around the ballpark,. While on patrol, some officers claim they saw a suspicious vehicle casing other cars in the area. Shortly after, they saw occupants get out of a vehicle and break into a nearby SUV stealing a laptop. Police claim Evans was driving the suspected vehicle and when police attempted to stop the car on Evans allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it toward the cops. Officer David Goff, wear a t-shirt fired seven shot at Evans, killing him at the scene. A second person in the car was also shot and injured. A few days later, police held a town hall meeting to defend their actions. However, Evans family claim they were never invited, and they had some questions for the chief. “Why weren’t we informed of this meeting?” family member Massina Moore demanded to know. They had attended the meeting after hearing about it on a local radio station. Chief Greg Suhr publicly apologized to the family, but claims Goff identified himself to Evans when he approached the car. Evans’ mother, Angela Naggie, still had not been able to see her son’s body even after a week and told they’d have to wait until the autopsy is complete and the body is released to the funeral home. Murdered by San Francisco PD

Frank AlavaradoFrank Alvarado 40, (mentally ill) July 10, 2014 Salinas CA – Alvarado broke into his grandfather’s house and lit the curtains on fire with a butane torch, the small fire spread to a sofa. Family members called 911, and when Salinas police officers responded they found Alvarado hiding behind a car. The family claims the police never identified themselves. An Officer claimed Alvarado failed to respond to a police command to surrender and put his hands on his head. Alvarado then uttered “an expletive, a challenge” and rushed the officers “in a shooting posture, a shooting position, both hands together, and he appeared to have some kind of object in his hands. That object turns out to have been a cell phone. Two officers fired, and Alvarado was transported to Natividad Medical Center, where he died. Killed by Officer Brian Johnson and Officer Scott Sutton of the Salinas PD

Adam MadisonAdam Madison 28, Oct. 17, 2014 Warrior AL – Madison was in the car with his girlfriend Arealle Funches who was driving and their one-year-old baby. Officers stopped them all during a driver’s license checkpoint. she was driving the car and officers cleared her after checking all of their information. Ms. Funches said “”My boyfriend did not have his ID on him, so they told him to get out of the car”. Funches recalls Madison getting out of the car, an officer putting him inside a patrol car and another officer moving her away. She remembers her boyfriend getting out of the patrol car. “They were both scuffling. My boyfriend started to run and he tazed him. The officer chased her unarmed boyfriend into a wooded area. She soon heard two gunshots. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating. Murdered by Alabama State Police

No Photo Available-001Danny Floyd 63, Oct. 12. 2014 Bartlett TN – Danny Floyd, a logger with a big, close-knit family was driving a grey car when a Bartlett officer driving a police cruiser, was racing to catch up with another officer who was attempting to pull over a car, but was not answering a call. Witnesses said the officer did not have his siren or lights on and ran a red light, crash into Floyd’s car which aas turning south onto Bartlett Boulevard from Stage Road. He and Michelle D. Sloyan, 49, the passenger, both died from injuries sustained in the crash. An Applebee’s on the corner has cameras pointing towards the intersection. The manager said she is not sure if they captured the crash, but police never asked to check the video. Killed by Memphis PD

No Photo Available-001Michelle D. Sloyan 49, Oct. 12. 2014 Bartlett TN – Ms. Sloyan, cashier at Kroger for over two decades and a mentor to new employees was passenger in the Danny Floyd was driving when a Bartlett officer driving a police cruiser, was racing to catch up with another officer who was attempting to pull over a car, but was not answering a call. Witnesses said the officer did not have his siren or lights on and ran a red light, crash into Floyd’s car which aas turning south onto Bartlett Boulevard from Stage Road. He and Michelle D. Sloyan was passenger, both died from injuries sustained in the crash. An Applebee’s on the corner has cameras pointing towards the intersection. The manager said she is not sure if they captured the crash, but police never asked to check the video. Ms. Sloyan leaves behind her little dog Lola. Killed by Memphis PD

Macario GarciaMacario Garcia 54, Oct. 13, 2014 Pleasanton TX – The family says the deputy used his taser twice on Garcia during the confrontation. “I witnessed a sheriff’s deputy tase my brother once. He was flopping like a fish and he thought my brother was being combative, which he wasn’t,” Then used the taser a second time before he tried to explain to the deputy that his brother had congestive heart failure” said Felipe Cisneros Garcia. Deputy D. Kaufman who he claims made contact with the driver who refused to comply with the officer’s commands. The subject placed his hand in his pocket and swung at the deputy who deployed the taser.” Kaufman handcuffed Garcia and placed him in the back of a patrol car for evading arrest and resisting arrest. Garcia collapsed a few moments later. Garcia was transported to a South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton and pronounced dead. Tased to death by Deputy D. Kaufman Texas Ranger

Christopher AndersonChristopher M. Anderson 27, Nov. 3, 2014 Chicago IL – Police responded to a crash on Route 94 near Lake Cook Road and arrested the driver for driving under the influence. Two passengers in the vehicle, Christopher Anderson and his 9-year-old daughter, were admitted to the emergency room following a car accident. Police claim around 1 in the morning, Anderson became “aggressive” prompting the staff to call police. When police arrived, they suspiciously claim Anderson refused to calm down and instead drew his firearm. Attempts to revive him after the shooting were unsuccessful. Killed by Chicago PD

No Photo Available-001Alan Gillotti Sr. 52, Oct. 12, 2014 Ludlow MA – Sgt. Joshua Haines and other troopers had gone to Gillotti’s home as part of an investigation into an armed home invasion that had taken place in the town of Bridgewater earlier in the day. A woman called 911 to report “a male subject had barged into her residence with a gun.” The man reportedly armed with a handgun, had kicked in the door to her mobile home earlier that day, threatened to shoot her and demanded to know the location of one of her relatives. The woman said she told police her relative was not in the home, grabbed a hammer and demanded Slaton leave. The woman also told police when Slaton was in her home, Alan Gillotti Sr. was standing just outside her front door but did not come inside. Troopers Timothy Saucier and Sgt. Joshua Haines arrived a little after 3 p.m. at Slaton’s home in Smyrna. Soon after their arrival, Slaton came outside and spoke to the officers. When asked how long he had been home, Slaton told police he had just arrived home a short time ago, according to the affidavit. He then told the trooper his van had been stolen and used overnight to steal marijuana from Gillotti. Slaton told the trooper he did not know who had taken his van. Slaton admitted to driving to the home of the alleged Bridgewater victim Sunday afternoon to look for her relative, but he said Gillotti was not with him and he denied having a gun at the time, Turcotte wrote. Slaton added he left when asked to do so by the woman. Haines claims he saw a black semi-automatic handgun “just inches from Gillotti’s right hand.” However Trooper Haines shot Gillotti *outside* a home after what police describe as an armed confrontation. Killed by Sgt. Joshua Haines Aroostook County Sheriff’s Dept.

No Photo Available-001Miguel Reyes 20, Oct. 8, 2014 Paramus NJ – Reyes allegedly struck a Paramus Police officer with a 2015 Kia K900 while fleeing an attempted burglary. The officer fired multiple times, hitting Reyes as he drove onto Route 4 west. Reyes couldn’t make the turn, and crashed into the highway divider. Reyes got out of the car and ran across Route 4 eastbound before being captured by River Edge Police. The prosecutor initially said there was “no fatality” in the incident, but Reyes was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Reyes was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Killed by Paramus NY PD

No Photo Available-001Ymauo Erwin 41, Oct. 8, 2014 Kansas City MO – Police said he was brandishing a sword-like item when an officer shot him When police arrived, they found him behind the residence. Police said he was very confrontational and threatened police with what looked to be a sword like item. So an officer shot and killed him. Murdered by Kansas City PD

Johnny MartinezJohnny Martinez 29, (schizophrenic) Oct. 4, 2014 Los Angeles CA – Officials claim Martinez was assaulting another man. After using a Taser and pepper spray on Martinez, 4 deputies attempted to handcuff him. Allegedly he pulled a knife on the officers and was shot. The Sheriffs shot him with a stun gun, sprayed him with OC (pepper spray), and then shot and killed him. Johnny’s father witnessed the incident, and begged the deputies not to shoot because his son was schizophrenic. As with other shootings of people with mental conditions, deputies did not wait for a mental health team to arrive before shooting. Murdered by LA County Sheriff Deputies

Lashano GilbertLashano Gilbert 31, Oct. 3. 2014 New London CT – “Police say Gilbert, a medical school graduate was in an altered state of mind and acting aggressive, forcing them to deploy a Taser.” Police say that while in his holding cell, Gilbert removed his pants and began twisting them, as if to make a rope. Police say they opened the door to take the pants away, fearing he might hurt himself. Gilbert then rushed the door and escaped into the common booking area, where he threw objects, including an intoximeter, at officers, and a struggle ensued, according to police. An officer ended that struggle by using a Taser on him again. Gilbert became unresponsive while he was in an ambulance en route to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Died in the custody of New London PD

Jeremy MartinJeremy Martin 29, Oct. 28, 2014 Las Cruses NM – Two Santa Fe County deputies had stopped to spend the night after transporting a prisoner to Safford, Arizona. Investigators say Tai Chan, 27, and Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, went to three restaurants Monday night, including Dublin’s Street Pub where they drank and got into a heated argument. The fight escalated once they were back at the hotel. As Martin tried to flee into an elevator, he was shot in the back and arms. Police arrived at the hotel and found Martin staggering off the elevator with multiple wounds. Martin was taken to a Las Cruces hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Chan was found in a stairwell near the hotel’s roof. He was taken into custody without incident and a Glock semi-automatic handgun, believed to be his duty weapon, was found nearby. Murdered by fellow Deputy Tai Chan

No Photo Available-001Kaldrick Donald 24, (mentally ill) Oct. 28, 2014 Gretna, FL – Kaldrick’s mother, Juanita Donald called the police to assist her and get her son to take his medication, as she had done in the past. Sgt. Charles Brown came out to the house and rather than help he ended up tasing Kaldrick repeatedly, then took him into an isolated bathroom in the family’s home and shot him multiple times, killing him. Brown murdered Donald in the presence his pregnant sister and mother, and no one can even say why. He was completely unarmed, and somehow not completely sane. His mother said “I heard my baby say, I want my mama after he shot him, and then I didn’t hear anything else.” His mother said she was “expecting them to take him to the Apalachee Center like before”, but instead a single officer came and escalated the situation, murdering him in front of his family. Juanita continued to say “It wasn’t but one officer. Instead of him calling for backup, he took things in his own hands and he goes in the house and he rush him and shoot him.” She continued to say he “didn’t want to be bothered”, and that he simply walked away from the officer. She says Sergeant Charles Brown “Just grabbed him and he tased him. Then when he grabbed him and tased him, he rushed my son off in the bathroom and I heard three shots. I was like, you shot my son and he was like, I had to. I said, no, you didn’t have to.” Brown is now on ‘administrative leave’, or paid vacation. Murdered by Sgt. Charles Brown Gretna PD

Vionique ValnoldVionique Valnold 32, Sep. 27, 2009 Bronx NY – Ms. Valnord was attempting to flag down a taxi after leaving a wedding reception. Officer Andrew Kelly was off-duty and driving home with police officer buddy Michael Downs after a night of heavy drinking was driving a Jeep Cherokee west on Avenue N in Mill Basin. About 100 feet east of the intersection Officer Kelly’s vehicle struck and ran over Ms. Valnordas. Ms. Valnord was taken to Kings County Hospital Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. The sergeant at the scene reported that Officer Kelly had red, watery eyes and slurred speech, and there was an odor of alcohol, he also reported seeing alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. Reeking of booze, Kelly refused a Breathalyzer test. Seven hours passed before a blood-alcohol test was done, and by then he was alcohol- free. Suspecting a cover-up, NYPD suspended Kelly, Downs and Officer Robert McGinn, who gave Kelly chewing gum and two bottles of water at the crash site. Murdered by Officer Andrew Kelly NYPD

Samantha RamseySamantha Ramsey 19, April 26, 2014 Boone County KY – After walking toward Ms. Ramsey’s car as she was pulling away to stop her from driving away from a party Deputy Tyler Brockman claims he was faced with a life and death situation and shot Ms. Ramsey four times through her windshield after he ended up on top of her hood. However just moments before he had been beside the car, but somehow just seconds later was both struck by the car AND had the ability to draw his weapon from a retention holster and fire four rounds through the windshield, killing her. Conveniently, Brockman’s microphone wasn’t working, and the shots were fired just out of view of his dashboard camera. He claimd she ran over his foot, then later after falling off the hood her claimed Ms. Ramsey ran over his foot. According to Brockman the shots were fired not only to save his life, but also the pedestrians walking on the road and the officers currently just down the road initiating other arrests.” The grand jury announced there would be no charges filed. Murdered by Deputy Tyler Brockman of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Kentucky

Ernest FosterErnest Foster Jr. 37, July 4, 2013 Indio CA – Officers received a call from an unknown source stating they saw a man with a gun. When the first officer arrived, he chased Foster on foot, During the chase, the officer shot Foster. Murdered by Indio PD

Alejandro RendonAlejandro Rendon 23, Feb 15, 2013 Indio CA – Rendon was visiting friends and family in Indio to bring them Valentine’s Day greetings and gifts when Officer Alex Franco spotted him riding a bicycle near a mental health facility and pharmacy, and confronted him believing his actions were suspicious because he didn’t have a working headlight on his bicycle. Rendon reportedly sped off from Officer Franco he feared “wrongful detention and possible use of force.” The officer located Rendon a short time later. Forensic evidence presented at trial showed that Rendon was shot once while on top of the chain link fence and once while hanging from the opposite of where Franco was positioned. Rendon died in the ambulance on the way to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. Rendon didn’t threaten the officer and “did not pose a threat of death or serious physical injury.” Rendon was not armed. A $1.9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Indio, its chief of police and a veteran police officer. Murdered by Officer Alex Franco Indio PD

Angel FrescasAngel Frescas 22, Oct. 28, 2014 Phoenix AZ – Sheriff’s Detention Officers were taking Frescas and two other inmates to Maricopa Medical Center when Frescas supposedly managed to slip out of two restraints and run. One of the detention officers secured the other two inmates, and the second detention officer hopped back in the van and took off after Frescas. Another deputy was called for backup, and the hospital was placed on a brief lockdown. The officer caught up with Frescas about 500 yards away from the hospital, exited the van and allegedly a struggle ensued over the officer’s weapon. Investigators claim Frescas held the gun at one point, but it was unclear whether he was able to fire the weapon. As the detention officer and Frescas struggled over the weapon in the middle of the Street, the fight took them into the front cab of the transport van, by then, a detention officer had run to the scene from the hospital and she fired through the windshield into the van’s cab, striking Frescas at least once. This was the second time in three weeks an allegedly inmate fled sheriff’s custody outside of Maricopa Medical Center which makes this a highly suspicious shooting. Murdered by Phoenix Sheriff’s Dept.

No Photo Available-001Aaron Williams June 4, 1995 San Francisco CA – Willaims was suspected of a $50 pet-store burglary. According to witnesses and police sources, a team of police led by Officer Marc Andaya repeatedly kicked Williams in the neck and head as others held him down and emptied three canisters of pepper spray into Williams face. Despite the fact that Williams was having difficulty breathing, the police finally hog-tied, gagged and left him face down, unattended in the back of a police van, where he died. The police commission ruled that no “excessive force” was used. There was virtually no mention of Officer Andaya’s record, which included 37 prior complaints of police brutality, five lawsuits alleging racism and abuse, and one other death of an unarmed man of color. An independent pathologist listed eighteen injuries contributing to Williams death including but not limited to positional asphyxia. Murdered by Officer Marc Andaya Oakland PD

No Photo Available-001Michael Acosta 21, Nov. 2, 1991San Francisco CA – Officer Yawczak, who was off-duty and in plainclothes, was standing in front of his car when he heard a woman scream and saw two young men, Ernesto Pecson and Edwin Silva, running with what he believed to be a purse snatching. Officer Yawczak drew his gun, a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and chased the two suspected purse-snatchers to an idling, where he twice shot Acosta, who was sitting in the driver’s seat; all three men were unarmed. Yawczak claimed he shot Acosta while standing in front of the car, ignoring police training by placing himself in harm’s way; he initially claimed he jumped on the hood of the car and then shot at Acosta, but later reportedly recanted that part of his account. Yawczak also originally stated he was bumped by the car and shot the second time while seated on the ground; when a medical examiner disputed that part of Yawczak’s account, and a witness reported seeing Yawczak run alongside the car and shoot Acosta, Yawczak stated that it was possible he had not shot from a seated position Murdered by Officer Yawczak San Francisco PD

No Photo Available-001Brian Sullivan 22, July 15, 1993 San Francisco CA – Sullivan had an unloaded shotgun on his bike when Wohler responded to an emergency call about him. He was riding on a bicycle, away from Officer Wohler in his car, and rode into his parent’s garage and closed the garage door. Officer Wohler reportedly opened fire through the closed garage door. He then followed Sullivan to a side yard, and as Sullivan started up a ladder to the roof, unarmed, Wohler reportedly fired twice; one bullet entered Sullivan’s buttocks and traveled to his heart, killing him. Although Wohler later stated he had never entered the side yard, his bullet casing was found near where a neighbor said she saw him stand and shoot up at Sullivan. The investigation by homicide detectives was seriously botched, and Officer Wohler was allowed to remain at the crime scene as investigators collected evidence. A key statement by an eyewitness disputing Wohler’s account was disregarded, as were ballistics tests that undermined the officer’s version of what took place. Investigators were not persuaded even when Wohler was forced to change his story after a bullet casing was later found (not by investigators) that confirmed the key eyewitness’s account. Wohler claimed Sullivan was shot while he was in the garage. When Wohler was confronted with his own conflicting testimony, he told a homicide investigator, “You know, I’m not stupid. I’ve been around long enough to know the way it works. And I mean, if I’m gonna leave a casing behind, I will cover myself, you know. I’m gonna say, `Hey the guy made a furtive move’ or `Yeah, my gun accidentally discharged.’ I mean, you know..” Sullivan was shot in the back and killed by Officer William Wohler, at Sullivan’s parents’ home in the Excelsior District. The city of San Francisco paid $295,000 in an out-of-court settlement. Murdered by Officer Wohler San Francisco PD

Emmett TillEmmett Louis Till 14, August 28, 1955 Money MS – Emmett was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till’s great-uncle’s house. They took Till away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river. Murdered by Vigilantes READ MORE

Asa SulliAsa Sullivanvan 25, June 6, 2006 San Francisco CA – Asa Sullivan and Jason Martin, were guests of a tenants, who, though under threat of eviction, still held legal tenancy. Sullivan and Martin were living in the apartment, and making repairs to help the tenants collect their security deposit. Sullivan was reportedly on probation after a marijuana conviction and a 1999 robbery when Police arrived and entered the apartment without a warrant. Fearing more jail time, Sullivan crawled through a duct in Martin’s bedroom closet to hide in an attic-like crawl space about 30 inches high. Officers John Keesor and Michelle Alvis entered the unit, following Sullivan into the narrow opening as Asa cowered in a corner behind some insulation, holding a glasses case. The officers decided he was pointing a gun at Officer Michelle Alvis. Firing at the terrified young man, Officer Keesor hit Alvis in her ear and concluding that Sullivan shot her, Alvis unloaded a round into Sullivan’s trapped body, killing him. Police falsely reported that Sullivan shot at officers through the attic floor. Chief Heather Fong later admitted no weapon was found. Jason Martin told police in advance Sullivan was unarmed. When asked whether Sullivan was drinking, Martin adamantly said he was “100 percent sober.” One bullet penetrated Sullivan’s eye, another skull, as projectiles caromed around the tiny attic. Murdered by Officers John Keesor, and Michelle Alvis San Francisco PD

Daniell SatreDaniel Satre 43, Sept. 21, 2014 Ballston Spa NY – Police claim Satre was screaming and walking in front of cars on that street when two Ballston Spa officers called for backup to help arrest him on disorderly conduct charges. Two officers from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and two state troopers arrived, and all six attempted to apprehend Satre who they claim fought wildly with all six officers, prompting them to hit him with electric shocks multiple times during an incident that became an ugly physical struggle outside his home. Stun guns were then used by the officers to bring Satre under control, and he became unconscious after being handcuffed. Police claim officers attempted to perform CPR at the scene, but Satre was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital just after midnight. Murdered by Taser Ballston Spa PD

No Photo Available-001Craig Hall 29, Oct. 25, 2014 Maywood IL – Officers on patrol at 2:11 a.m. in the 2000 block of 13th Avenue saw what appeared to be a drug transaction. As the officers approached to question the people involved, 29-year-old Craig Hall ran away and the officers began to chase him. During the pursuit, Officer claim Hall reached for a gun in his waistband, at which point the officers shot him. Hall was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office report Hall died of multiple gunshot wounds to his back and his death was ruled a homicide. Murdered by Maywood PD

No Photo Available-001Ronald Johnson 25, Oct. 13, 2014 Chicago IL – After hearing gunshots, Police claim to have seen a man who fit the description of the offender, once the officer came up to him, the man fled on foot with his hands in the air. A foot pursuit ensued during which time the offender allegedly pointed his weapon in the direction of the pursuing officers and as a result of this action, an officer discharged his weapon striking the offender.” The medical examiner’s office says Johnson died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide. Police claim they recovered a weapon at the scene, however Johnson unarmed. The autopsy report show he was shot in the back with his hands up. Murdered by Chicago PD

Tanisha AndersonTanesha Anderson 37, Nov. 16, 2014 Cleveland OH – Officers came to the house after a call from a family member who thought the police could calm the bi-polar Tanesha down. Police responded to the situation as a “disturbing the peace” call. Everyone agreed Tanesha should undergo an evaluation at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. As officers escorted Anderson to the police vehicle, she began actively resisting the officers changing her mind about the evaluation after police slapped cuffs on her. She believed she was within her rights to decide whether she went for a voluntary evaluation. But police, at this point, argued that it was up to them. Two male officers escorted Ms. Anderson, who was prescribed medication for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, to the police cruiser. She sat herself in the backseat but became nervous about the confined space and tried to get out. As Tanesha called out for her brother and mother, an officer used a “Judo” take down move after having pressed her head down repeatedly in the backseat in what seemed to be a “smothering” manner, after she’d hit her head on the concrete, and the officer placed his knee on her back, she never opened her eyes or spoke another word. To add insult to injury, Joell says his sister’s sundress was lifted above her waist, where it remained as officers refused to administer any aid to the unconscious woman so Joell was forced to go over and use his own jacket to cover her naked lower body, because police refused, even when he asked them to. Ms. Anderson died after police slammed her head on the concrete, just outside of her family’s home and was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic. Murdered by Cleveland PD

Akai GurleyAkai Gurley 28, Nov. 20, 2014 Brooklyn NY – Gurley, had spent the evening at his girlfriend Melissa Butler’s apartment. The couple left the seventh floor apartment and tried to take an elevator down to the bottom floor. When the elevator wouldn’t work, they entered the stairwell. Two officers, meanwhile, were conducting a vertical patrol, also known as a top to bottom patrol inside the building. Upon entering the “dark” stairwell on the eighth floor, Officer Peter Liang drew his gun and flashlight as a safety precaution. That’s when Gurley and Ms. Butler also entered the stairwell. At that moment, Liang, , without identifying themselves fired one round from the eighth floor landing. Gurley, who was on the seventh floor landing, was struck in the chest. Gurley and Butler then ran down the stairs before Gurley collapsed on the fifth floor. After the shooting, the officers retreated back from where they came and the couple made their way downstairs, officials admitted. Gurley stopped on the fifth floor while Butler continued down to the fourth floor, where she asked neighbors to call 911. Under instructions from a 911 operator, Butler then tried to administer first aid. Gurley was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Ms. Bulter said “They didn’t identify themselves.” “No nothing. They didn’t give no explanation. They just pulled a gun and shot him in the chest.” New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said according to a preliminary investigation, “it appears this may have been an accidental discharge.” Gurley “was not engaged in any criminal activity of any type.” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, who’s investigating the incident. NYPD Internal Affairs is also investigating. Murdered by NYPD Officer Peter Liang

Tamir RiceTamir Rice 12, Nov. 23, 2014 Cleveland OH – At a local rec center, a witnesses reported a male was in the playground area waving a gun and pointing it at people. The man who called 911 told dispatchers the boy was on a swing set and pointing a pistol that was “probably fake” and scaring everyone and the boy was pulling the gun in and out of his pants. “I don’t know if it’s real or not”. Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, said the officers were not told the caller thought the gun might be fake. The officer called to the playground outside a city recreation center claim they saw the pistol sitting on a table or bench, and watched the boy grab it and put it in his waistband. Police said after officers arrived, they told him to raise his hands, an order the child allegedly did not follow. “The young man had the weapon in his waistband. He pulled the weapon out. One of our officers fired two shots, striking the young man.” The boy had an Airsoft replica gun that had the orange safety indicator removed, police said. Murdered by Cleveland PD

Yanira Serrano- GarciaYanira Garcia 18, (mentally ill) June 3, 2014 San Mateo CA – Serrano-Garcia’s brother, Lorenzo “Tony” Garcia, called 911 shortly after 9:20 p.m. seeking paramedics to help get his sister to take medication she had refused that day. She had been diagnosed as having schizophrenia, and the medication she was prescribed made her feel bad. It could be a challenge for the family to keep her on it. Tony had called for medical help before, and the authorities were aware Yanira had been schizophrenic since the age of 15 since they’d visited the Serrano home on three prior occasions without incident. The audio recording proves Tony was crystal clear in stating this is not an emergency. “This is not really an emergency,” he said. “I’m calling because my sister has schizophrenia … she’s not taking the medications, she’s acting out and she’s yelling at my parents.” A little more than 10 minutes later, Officer Trieu fatally shot Serrano-Garcia in the torso after she chased him with a knife. “Yanira Serrano was 5 feet tall. She weighed 200 pounds. She had a congenital birth defect, essentially a club foot. There was no meaningful threat to the officer.” Officer Trieu excuse was he backed up but was unable to get away from Serrano-Garcia and he didn’t have time to pull his Taser, and wasn’t sure it would work anyway because the teen was wearing a thick sweater. Murdered by San Mateo PD

Matthew PallowMatthew Pollow 28, (mentally ill) April 5, 2014 Boca FL – Matthew called 911 on his mother’s cellphone while paying her a visit. He apparently wanted transport to a nearby mental unit under the Baker Act, Florida’s commitment law. He apparently had spiraled into a crisis after a disruption with his medication. Pollow was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy after things went spectacularly wrong. The Sheriff’s Office says Pollow charged at a deputy with a screwdriver. Murdered by Palm Beach County Sheriff

Tinoris WilliamsTinoris Williams 31, (mentally ill) April 7, 2014 Palm Beach FL – Deputy Ernest Cantu was called to the 4800 block of Orleans Court. Williams, became very agitated and aggressive and balled his fists at the deputy. Deputy Cantu claims Williams stated to him “(expletive) you, your (sic) soft.” The deputy stated Williams raised his open hand towards Williams and told him to back off. Deputy Cantu wrote he was able to get Williams on the ground and Williams attempted to grab his duty belt pulling at his ammo pouches and handcuff case. Williams, according to the deputy, kept yelling “(Expletive you, your (sic) soft, I will (expletive) you up.” Deputy Cantu shot williams in the head after struggling with an officer who mistakes him for a burglary suspect. Murdered by Deputy Cantu Palm Beach Sheriff Dept.

No Photo Available-001Unknown Female 53, (mentally ill) April 13, 2014 Santa Clara CA – A woman calls 911 to say she’s suicidal. Police open fire when she answers the door holding a baseball bat, fatally wounding her. Murdered by Santa Clara PD


No Photo Available-001Unknown Male Age unknown (mentally ill) Jan. 25, 2014 Lodi, CA – Police officers receive a call from a woman who says her brother—a veteran with PTSD—is “going crazy.” Less than twenty minutes later, her brother winds up dead. Murdered by Lodi California PD

Dontre HamiltonDontre D. Hamilton 31, (schizophrenic) April 30, 2014 Milwaukee WI – Hamilton who is laying face-down in the park sleeping next to the big, stone red arrow: the landmark and namesake of the park. As per Starbucks policy, if we are uncertain or uncomfortable around a sleeping individual (or somebody that may be passed out), we are to call a non-emergency line to prevent any potential conflict – and that is precisely what was done. never saw Dontre get up, walk around, panhandle, or even speak to anyone. A few minutes later, two officers approached him on foot to check him out. I could see them speaking with Dontre, who sat up to address and answer their questions. From the body language of both parties, nothing seemed out of place, nobody was tense, things were seemingly frictionless. It was probably a five-minute conversation, then the officers walked away. They didn’t escort him out or forcibly move him. – Milwaukee police put 10 bullets into Hamilton, Murdered by Milwaukee PD READ the whole story from a Witness who was there before during and after

Donnell DorschDonnell Dortch 19, Sept. 23, 1962 Kinloch Suburb – St. Louis MO – A black 74 year old police officer named Israel Mason stopped Dortch and tried to give Dortch a “traffic warrant” for careless and reckless driving. UPI described Dortch’s driving as “drag racing”. Dortch supposedly refused the warrant. According to 3 witnesses “Mason pulled Dortch from his car and struck the youth twice with the revolver. Then Mason stepped back five feet and fired.” Hours after his run-in with the police, Dortch died in a county hospital in Clayton, Mo., bleeding profusely from where a bullet, or bullets — it wasn’t made clear how many — pierced his stomach. “Officer Mason said he and Dortch wrestled for his pistol while the policeman was trying to free it from his holster. “Officer Mason claimed the pistol discharged by accident. Kinloch exploded with anxiety and protest and a riot ensued. Crowds of hundreds assembled before Kinloch’s city hall in the days after Dortch’s death, chanting “We want Mason! We Want Mason!” (The police officer was suspended from his post and eventually resigned.) Some people were setting the town ablaze, razing an elementary school and a string of empty houses in the process, trying to light the police chief’s new home on fire. Murdered by Officer Israel Mason St. Louis PD READ MORE

David LathanDavid Latham 35, (mentally ill schizophrenic) June 6, 2014 Norfolk VA – Family said Latham hadn’t taken his medicine for a few days and wasn’t sure whether he was out of medication or not. “He would get kind of aggressive, like and talking a lot, anxious so they’d take him to the hospital.” family friend Michael Muhammad said Latham was arguing with his brother at the house. His mother called 911, and according to family members and Muhammad, she reported Latham was ill and needed help. Family members said one of the children in the house also called 911 and asked police dispatchers to “hurry up.” Approximately 11 p.m., emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about a domestic situation. Latham answered the door when police arrived. They said Latham wouldn’t drop the knife, however, he did not threaten the officer. Latham was shot at least three times while in the doorway, according to the family. They also said he was shot once when he was on the ground. Latham was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No officers were harmed during the incident. Murdered by Norfolk PD

No Photo Available-001Carl Gerard Blossomgame 48, Oct. 3, 2014 San Bernardino CA – Shortly before 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Economy Inn, about a man trying to get into a motel room that wasn’t his, Lt. It’s alleged by police “Almost immediately upon contact, the man began struggling with officers.” “He fled on foot and the officers gave chase.” Once the officers caught Blossomgame, they used a Taser, but that didn’t stop him from fighting with the officers. “During the struggle, the suspect supposedly tried to grab for one of the officer’s duty weapons”. “Then he was able to grab hold of one of their police batons and a taser. That’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred.” Blossomgame was pronounced dead at the scene. Murdered by San Bernadino PD

Andy Lopez Andy Lopez13, October 22, 2013 Santa Rosa CA – Andy was walking to a friend’s home and was carrying a look-a-like AR air soft “toy” and an air soft pistol “toy”. The pistol was tucked into his waist band and while this one had an orange tip, it was not visible due to being tucked into his waistband. The officers approached from a safe distance from behind and used their vehicle as a shield. They instructed Andy to put down the weapon but instead Andy turned toward the officers and, according to the officers, started to raise the “toy”. 8 shots rang out with 7 of them striking Andy. Most were non-fatal injuries except for the shot to the chest. Murdered by Santa Rosa PD

Donte JordanDonte Lamont Jordan 39, Nov. 10, 2013 Long Beach CA – Police claim Jordan was acting erratically when he and another man drove into a gas station where he allegedly fired a gun. As the first officers arrived, they claim to have seen a person matching the suspects’ description. As Jordan was walking away from the gas station, witness’s state no one reported seeing a firearm in Jordan’s hand. Police accounts, though, indicate Jordan remained at the gas station for several minutes after he fired shots; he then began to walk along Anaheim Street toward Chestnut Avenue. He was a accused of brandishing a handgun and shooting at innocent bystanders. Jordan was shot multiple times by police, including two fatal shots to the back. Police officials did not deny Jordan was struck in the back, but noted the decision to shoot Jordan was made when officers considered the man a threat to the public. There are at least three witness accounts that indicate Jordan was walking calmly down the street and was not armed. Murdered by Long Beach PD

John Del RealJohn Del Real 39, Sept. 26, 2013 Long Beach CA – a plainclothes officer was responding to complaints about drug dealing when he and Del Real got into a confrontation. The officer said he noticed an individual in the area who he believed was involved in drug activity. He said he believed the individual was armed and he requested backup assistance from uniformed units nearby. According to police officials, the officer was approached by 39-year-old John Del Real of Long Beach, who came at him in a threatening manner while reaching into his waistband for a shiny metal object. According to investigators, Del Real punched the officer, who claims to have identified himself as law enforcement, but when Del Real reached for his waistband the officer opened fire. Del Real did not have a gun but investigators now claim he did have an aluminum baseball bat. “This police officer went and shot Del Real again when he was on the ground and already shot once” Murdered by Long Beach PD

Tyler Damon WoodsTyler Damon Woods 19, Nov. 19, 2013 Long Beach CA – Police claim Woods ran from officers after a traffic stop. A check of his records showed he was wanted in Los Angeles for an armed carjacking. Woods evaded officers for over an hour until he was spotted on top of an apartment building. Police claim the officers believed Woods was armed. Once on the roof, officers claim Woods knelt down and turned toward them, and that’s when they opened fire thinking he was going to shoot. But relatives, who talked to Woods’ friends who remained in the car, say police knew otherwise. “Before he ran, they checked him; they searched him. We’ve been told that so many times. They had no reason to do that,” said Gail Rosser, a family member. Murdered by Long Beach PD

Robert StorayRobert J. Storay 52, (mentally ill) March 6, 2014 Little Rock AR – Robert J. Storay served nine years in the US Army as a Dental Laboratory Specialist. He was awarded the following decorations: Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Marksman Qualification Badge (M-1 Rifle), and Expert Qualification Badge. Robert enrolled at Pulaski Technical College during the Fall of 2010 semester and was a graduate of the Veterans Upward Bound Program. Storay was working on an Associate of Arts degree and was a candidate for graduation in May. His long-term goal was to become a Dental assistant. Storay was causing a disturbance on a Central Arkansas Transit Bus. The driver stopped in front of the First Presbyterian Church and called police to report a male causing a disturbance. When the Officer arrived in the area, he made contact with Storay. The officer, along with the suspect exited the bus at which time Storay began to assault the officer with a cane. The officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The North Little Rock Police Department says Storay died after being taken to UAMS from the scene of the incident. Twenty-five people saw Storay being gun down. It is evident from Storay’s behavior, he was off his medication. Murdered by Little Rock PD

Laporsha WatsonLaporsha R. Watson 27, Sept. 3, 2012 Jacksonville, FL – Lt. Jimmy Ricks was northbound in his patrol car on his way to work about 5:40 a.m. when a pedestrian — later identified as 27-year-old Laporsha R. Watson of Carapace Lane — was crossing the interstate. The crash occurred at the half-mile marker for the Eighth Street exit. Watson was hit by a second vehicle after being struck by Ricks’ patrol car. Killed by Lt. Jimmy Ricks Jacksonville PD

Jacqueline Robinson CulpJacueline Robinson Culp 59, July 21, 2012 Atlanta GA – Atlanta Police Officer Joshua Sieck crashed into her BMW at the intersection of Cascade and Fairburn roads in South Fulton County, as he was responding to an emergency call. Witness Jason Myles said “The police officer passed us with his lights and sirens on.” Soon after the crash he said he tried to help Culp. “Her situation looked bad, she wasn’t getting out of her car.” Before his wife died, “One thing she told me was the light was green,” Ralph Culp said. Fulton County police charged Sieck with second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor. Atlanta police fired the rookie officer soon after. Killed by Officer Joshua Sieck Atlanta PD

James Villegas De La RosaJames Villegas – De La Rosa 22, Nov. 13, 2014 Bakersfield, CA- A two-officer unit spotted a silver Jeep Liberty being driven erratically and attempted to stop the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield. A short, high-speed pursuit began eastbound on the freeway. At the off-ramp, the driver exited the freeway at a high rate of speed and slammed into a signal light pole. According to witnesses, the pursuing officers and two additional officers arrived at the scene within seconds of the crash and crouched near their vehicles then three officers opened fire and a fourth engaged a Taser. Patricia Caldra and Salvador Gonzalez said they were stopped at a red light near the Highway on-ramp when they saw the crash and the De La Rosa getting out of the vehicle. Gonzalez said the man held his hands outward, but downward from his sides. “The cop got out and just shot him in the head like three times.” Police admit De La Rosa was unarmed. Other witnesses also claim De La Rosa had put his hands up “he had nothing in his hands, not even a cellphone, to give the officers the impression that he was armed.” Officers claim he was combative as he approached officers aggressively and “suddenly reached for his waistband.” De La Rosa was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he died. Murdered by Bakersfield PD

No Photo Available-001Timur Person 19, Dec. 13, 2006 Bronx NY – A police squad car drove by a building in the Bronx, and when Person and his friends “scattered.” Person was chased into the foyer and then shot by the police four times, three times in the chest, once in the face. A eyewitness Hector Suarez: “I turned around, and he was already running.” “When he was running, the two officers in the back seat got out of the car. When they got out of the car, the two officers in the back seat started chasing him. They got into the building, and they were wrestling with him.” Witnesses say the officers saw that Person had a gun, a .38-caliber semiautomatic with two clips. They say the cops ordered him to drop it. “The cops told him, ‘Let go of the weapon, let go of the weapon. He was holding his waist. At no time did he grab the gun. He was just holding the waist, holding the gun to stay in his belt line. And right there when he fell to the floor, the officer told him let go of the gun.” Another person said Person was trying to surrender. Four police bullets were pumped into his body. Murdered by NYPD while his hands were in the air.

Bernard BaileyBernard Bailey 54, May 2011 Eutawville SC – Bernard Bailey came to Town Hall, which shares a building with the police department, to argue about a broken-taillight ticket his daughter had received a few days earlier. Bailey’s daughter called her father when on the day she received the ticket and Bailey and the chief got into an argument. Combs took out an obstruction warrant against Bailey and when he showed up at Town Hall, the chief tried to arrest Bailey, a 6-foot-6 former prison guard. Prosecutors said Bailey marched back to his truck, and Combs tried to get inside to turn off the ignition. The two briefly fought, and Combs shot Bailey twice in the chest. Combs claims he was tangled in Bailey’s steering wheel and feared for his life if Bailey drove away. State investigators began reviewing the shooting after a U.S. Justice Department investigation determined Combs did not violate Bailey’s civil rights. UPDATE 12-4-14 Richard Combs, former police chief and sole officer in the small town of Eutawville listens in court fatally shot an unarmed black man and was charged with murder. Combs lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment. Murdered by Police Chief Richard Combs. The former chief has argued he shot Bailey in self defense, but a judge recently rejected his “Stand Your Ground” claim in the earlier case. Prosecutors said the chief instigated the confrontation by following Bailey to his truck. They said Bailey never threatened or attacked the officer. Combs faces up to 30 years to life in prison if convicted on the murder charge. The grand jury indictment said Combs shot Bailey “with malice aforethought.” Bail was set at $150,000.

Derek WilliamsDerek Williams 22, July 2011 Milwaukee WI – Williams was arrested on suspicion of robbery, while being held in the back of the officer’s squad car Williams complained that he couldn’t breathe. He begged the officers to call an ambulance but was ignored. Williams died of suffocation in the back of the car. Aftermath: Despite the fact an inquest jury had found probable cause, a special prosecutor declined to file charges against the three officers who arrested Williams, citing a lack of sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Murdered by Milwaukee PD

William TorbitWilliam H. Torbit Jr 22, Jan 9, 2011 Baltimore MD – Officers shot Police Officer William H. Torbit Jr. 34 times without recognizing him as a police officer after he fired eight times into a group of people who had knocked him to the ground and were attacking him. One of Torbit’s bullets killed Sean Gamble, a man who had been attacking Torbit. The department and the club’s owners and promoters are also facing a lawsuit from Gamble’s family, which maintains that he was running from the fight, not tussling with Torbit, when he was shot. Both suits were filed this week, in the days leading up to the shooting’s three-year anniversary. The Torbit family’s lawsuit accuses the police of “horrendous and outrageous breaches of duty” and says police accounts “left substantial gaps in how the situation unfolded.” It also names the four uniformed officers who shot Torbit, all of whom were cleared of any wrongdoing in the investigation. The suit, filed by Gamble’s father, mother and son John, Lucette and Sean Gamble Jr., respectively — lists 15 defendants, including club owners, the parking service and the Police Department. Baltimore police acting Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said the department does not comment on pending litigation. An independent commission in November 2011 found that police supervisors failed to take control of the scene and Torbit made a series of mistakes exacerbating the situation which contributed to his own death. Murdered by Baltimore PD

Clinton AllenClinton Allen 25, Dallas, TX – March 10, 2013 – Clinton Allen was shot 7 times by Dallas police officer Clark Staller, who was responding to a domestic disturbance call at Allen’s girlfriend’s house. Clinton was unarmed. Police say Allen charged them and there was a scuffle but multiple eye witness reports beg to differ. Witnesses say that Officer Staller arrived at the apartment complex, and before the caller had a chance to give him any information, he saw someone walking towards the parking lot, and initiated a foot pursuit. One sworn affidavit that was presented to the grand jury read as follows: “On 03/10/13 around 12:15 am I was coming into my apartment that night and saw Clinton Allen with his hands up and the officer pointing his gun at Clinton… I heard 4 to 5 gun shots. I am an ex-military man and I know aggression when 1 see it. Clinton was not showing any signs of aggression towards this officer.” The grand jury did not indict officer Staller who remains an active member of the Dallas police department. The family has filed a civil suit against the city. Murdered by Dallas PD

GoodblanketMah-hi-vist Goodblanket 18, Dec. 21, 2013 Custer County, OK – Parents called 911 for help after Mah-hi-vist had an episode of his Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Before officers entered the residence Goodblankets father, Wilbur, asked them not to shoot his son. Police claim Goodblanket had a knife, a fact disputed by witnesses. He was tasered twice and shot 7 times. The District Attorney declined to press charges and two of the officers received awards of valor for their part in the shooting. Murdered by Custer County PD

John WilliamsJohn T. Williams 50, Aug. 30, 2010 Seattle WA – Williams was a Nuu-chah-nulth man living in Seattle, a pretty famous local woodcarver from generations of renowned woodcarvers. He was shot carrying his whittling knife and a piece of cedar across the street. After shooting Williams four times, Officer Birk said that he had told Williams repeatedly to put the knife down and Birk shot him after Williams failed to comply. However, Williams was elderly and hard of hearing, and from witness reports, Williams never acknowledged Birk, probably never hearing Birk’s commands. Murdered by Seattle PD READ MORE

No Photo Available-001Laquan McDonald 17, Oct. 20. 2014 Chicago IL – Officers responded to a call from a person who said an individual was attempting to break into cars. Officer’s claim to have found McDonald carrying a knife he used to slash a tire of a squad car and damage its windshield before running from officers. A second car arrived on the scene and attempted to box the teen into a fence. He allegedly refused requests to drop his knife, at which point an officer opened fire and shot him in the chest. A witness whose car was stopped by the police action saw McDonald “shying away” from the officers. The witness said the teen was not posing an immediate threat to anyone after he was successfully boxed in. He told Kalven and Futterman the teen fell to the ground after first being shot but that the officer continued to fire bullets into his body. “They didn’t need to shoot him. They didn’t. They basically had him face-to-face. There was no purpose why they had to shoot him” Futterman says the witness, who they believe contacted the city “on his own initiative” to report what he saw, claims to have seen the officer fire “as many as six or seven” more shots into the boy. Given how the two squad cars were positioned at the scene of the shooting, those cars’ dashboard cameras should have been recording at the time of the incident. Multiple businesses located on the same block of the shooting also may have captured relevant surveillance footage. Given what they believe to be the discrepancies in the CPD account of the shooting, they believe the footage should be released. “The bottom line is there ought to be video that exists and that video will reveal the truth of what happened. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled McDonald’s death as a homicide after an autopsy confirmed the teen died of multiple gunshot wounds.Murdered by Chicago PD UPDATE 2016 Chicago in 2015 paid $5 million to the family of Laquan McDonald before a lawsuit was even filed over his police shooting death. <span style=”color:blue

Scream Killed“J” The Scream Character Hollywood Walk of Fame – 22, Dec. 5, 2014 Los Angeles police gunned down a man, shooting him in the head 10 times at a busy Hollywood intersection claiming he’d been trying to attack them with a knife, causing them to *fear for their lives*, which is why they fired several rounds, leaving his body laying on a corner as shocked witnesses looked on. But some locals are saying the man was merely a street performer known as “J” who would pose with tourists holding a prop knife made of plastic. The area of Hollywood Blvd where he was killed is near the famous Walk of Fame and is renowned for its street performers who dress up in costumes and play roles to the amusement of tourists. Many of the performers dress up as characters from Hollywood movies, who pose with tourists for photos in exchange for tips. The man shot was said to be impersonating the character from Scream, a 1996 horror movie, about a masked man with a knife who murders teenagers with a knife. But some witness are saying the knife was planted because it is not clearly visible in the video recorded in the immediate aftermath of the shooting and posted to Facebook. However, the first several minutes of the video, show police clamoring all over the area where the knife was eventually photographed. And at 4:44, a man dressed in blue wearing gloves bends down and appears to lay something on the ground. Jordan White, the man who recorded the video, said the “J” was unarmed. Murdered by LAPD

Casey KressinCasey Kressin 29, Nov. 30, 2014 Chippewa Falls, WI – Police pulled over the car for speeding through a red light. The car was driven by Leah Hryniewicki, Casey Kressin’s girlfriend. Casey was having a severe asthma attack. A reeling Casey exited the car and kneeled to the ground and asked for his inhaler as he wheezed away, police said. Police said that Leah also jumped out and yelled to the officer that the man was having an asthma attack and that he needed to get to the emergency room. The officer would not allow Leah to put Casey in her car and finish the three miles, neither would he put Casey in his cruiser and take him to the hospital. Their daughter was in their car and witnessed the whole tragedy. The officer called for an ambulance, which arrived about six minutes later. Casey was unresponsive when the ambulance arrived and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Allowed to die by Chippewa Falls PD VIDEO

Dennis GrigsbyDennis Grigsby 35, (mentally ill) Dec. 16, 2014 Texarkana TX – Texarkana Police responded to a report of an attempted break-in. The caller said an unknown man was inside her garage and was trying to break a window to get inside her home. Officer Brent Lawing arrived at the home and found 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby who lived in his mother’s home across the street was inside the woman’s dimly lit garage. Grigsby allegedly made an “aggressive” move toward the officer while carrying a 7-inch metal object, which turned out to be a spoon. According to the police story, he ignored commands to stop, prompting the officer to shoot him. Grigsby was shot once in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries at St. Michael’s Hospital. Murdered by Texarkana PD

Charles EimersCharles Eimers 61, Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2013 Key West FL – Elmers allegedly sped off from a traffic stop leading police on a chase eventually stopping his car at the beach. Police claim Eimers then got out and collapsed into the sand. However, video evidence of the incident was released which contradicted these claims. In the video it is clearly seen Eimers exits his vehicle with his hands up and gets on the ground, as police, with weapons drawn, ordered Eimers to do. The police claim Eimers’ face was not in the sand and he was not bleeding. However video surfaced taken by a tourist showed Eimers’ face covered in sand and blood coming from his ears. with no logical explanation being offered, the police hurriedly shipped his body off to a funeral home and asked for it to be cremated. Luckily, the funeral home did not get to the cremation in a timely fashion so Eimers’ body sat there for 7 days, eventually allowing for an autopsy. After the evidence was nearly destroyed, an autopsy was finally performed, yielding highly suspect results. Mr. Eimers was found to have ten broken ribs, as well as wounds around both wrists. While no official explanations were offered on the cause of death, Monroe County Medical Examiner Dr. E. Scheuerman ruled out heart attack as a cause. “They tased him in the neck,” said one witness who asked not to be identified, “and after that he didn’t move – he was out. Then they rolled him over and started compression.” “I was about 30 feet away,” says another, “I saw him [a police officer] taser him [Eimers]. He didn’t lift the taser from his chest. I could see his legs jerking when they were tasing him… it lasted a good 6 minutes. The ten officers who were involved in the arrest all testified that he wasn’t tased. However, in a segment of the Taser video that was recorded inadvertently by the officer after the incident, he is heard saying to fellow officers that he did in fact taser Eimers. Lovette later claimed he was just kidding. Murdered by Key West PD READ MORE

Leonardo LittleLeonardo “Leo” Marquette Little 33, Nov. 25, 2014 Jacksonville FL – During a traffic stop which started with an expired tag the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer Grant claims Little first gave the officer multiple names. After a quick investigation, the officer was able to find out Little’s identity and found he was driving with a suspended license. As Grant pulled Little out of the car to place him under arrest, Little allegedly made a quick move as he was being cuffed. Officer Grant claims to have been able to place one hand cuff on the Little’s wrist, but when he went to place second hand cuff on the other wrist Little allegedly started throwing punches and took off. The officer chased him down and used a TASER, the jolt sent Little to the ground. But a second and third shock from the TASER had no effect. When Grant tried to get close to the suspect to subdue him again, Little allegedly took Grant’s TASER, pointed it at him and began to charge. That’s when officer Grant pulled out his gun and fired two shots hitting Little in the chest and leg. Little was pronounced dead on the scene. Murdered by Jacksonville PD

Jonathan CuevasJohnathan Cuevas 20, Oct. 20, 2010 Los Angeles, CA – A lone deputy approached three men. One of the men, later identified by the coroner’s office as Johnathan Cuevas, allegedly reached into his waistband as he started to run. The deputy fired several times, striking Cuevas. The Officer then walked up to Cuevas who lay bleeding in the street, and while standing over Cuevas shot directly into his torso. Cuevas was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A handgun was recovered at the scene but it is believed to have been planted by LAPD Murdered by LAPD … VIDEO

Allen LockeAllen Locke 30, Dec. 20, 2014 Rapid City So. Dakota – Rapid City Police Officer responded to a citizen’s call for assistance regarding an unwanted subject at the Lakota Community Homes. The first officer to arrive was Officer Anthony Meirose at the house. While standing in the doorway, Officer Meirose claims he was attacked by a male subject with a knife however all Locke had in his hand was Sweetgrass. The officer drew his weapon and shot the Locke was shot up to five times. Locke was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency Medical Services were supposedly activated immediately. Locke was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead. Police are claiming “The officer is white. The suspect is Native American, but it’s not a race deal.” “This is based on criminal behavior and has nothing to do with race. Murdered by Rapid City PD

No Photo Available-001Antonio Martin 18, Dec. 23, 2014 St. Louis Missouri – A police officer was conducting a routine check at the Mobil gas station in the suburb of Berkeley when two male suspects allegedly approached him. The officer claims one man pulled a handgun and pointed it at the police officer. The officer fired several shots and wounded Martin fatally. The second man managed to escape the scene. The officer fired at least three rounds and that the victim did not fire any. Martin was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident. The girlfriend remained at the scene, but wouldn’t speak with reporters. Dozens of Twitter users claim Martin was unarmed when he was shot. According to bystanders, the teen was alive for about 30 minutes after being shot. The police officer had been assigned a body camera but wasn’t wearing it at the time and the dashboard camera in his police cruiser also was conveniently not activated. Murdered by St. Louis PD

Jason HarrisonJason Sherard Harrison 39, (schizophrenic) June 14, 2014 Dallas TX – A Dallas mother calls the cops for help taking her schizophrenic son, to the hospital who posed no threat to anyone, including the officers, that day. Police Officers John Rogers and Andrew had been called to the house many times before to help subdue Harrison, whom suffered from schizophrenia. Hutchins shot Jason Harrison “multiple times when Jason Harrison, an unarmed man, did not pose a risk of injury to himself or others.” The police have said that the younger Harrison had a screwdriver in his hand and made an aggressive act toward the officers, causing them to open fire. By shooting him, the officers violated Harrison’s Fourth Amendment right to due process, the lawsuit claims; it also alleges the police department has a history using excessive force. Harrison winds up dead. Murdered by Dallas PD

Mani MayiManny Mayi Jr.19, March 29, 1991 Queens NY – Queens College honor student. Manny was chased 16 blocks through Corona, Queens, by a white lynch mob before being killed. None of the members of this racist gang was ever indicted; instead, one was later admitted to the police academy. Murdered by Vigilantes

Marcello LuceroMarcelo Lucero 39, Nov. 8th, 2008 Queens NY – An Ecuadorian immigrant was murdered because of who he was and what that represented. The seven teenagers who attacked Lucero have all been sentenced. Murdered by Vigilante Teenagers

Luis RamerizLuis Ramirez 25, July 14, 2008 Philadelphia PA – Lost his life after he was knocked unconscious and severely beaten by a group of Shenandoah teenagers who yelled racial epithets throughout the fatal beating. Charging documents and eyewitness accounts indicate Ramirez was punched and kicked in the body and head causing him to foam at the mouth, sustain two skull fractures, and ultimately, to die. Ramirez leaves behind his fiancée and their two young children. While local officials initially failed to bring charges against the perpetrators and denied that race played a role in the attack, MALDEF intervened to pressure the local prosecutor to charge the defendants with a hate crime. Soon thereafter, the county district attorney filed murder and ethnic intimidation charges against the assailants. A retired Philadelphia police officer testified at a preliminary hearing she heard one of the attackers yell “Tell your [expletive] Mexican friends to get the [expletive] out of Shenandoah or you’ll be [expletive] laying next to him.” The attacker’s comments were directed at Ramirez’s friends who came to his aid after receiving a distress call from him on a cell phone during the beating. READ MORE

Shelly FreyShelly Frey 27, Dec. 8, 2012 Houston TX – Frey was reportedly perusing the Walmart with friends when off-duty Deputy Louis Campbell, noticed the three women ‘stuffing items inside their purses’ and approached the ladies about shoplifting. The trio then ran off into the parking lot where Campbell followed them. The chase escalated to the point that Frey got into her car to speed away and Campbell followed. After chasing Frey and the other two women to their car, Campbell opened the door and commanded Frey to get out. But she refused, Shortly after, he fired with 2 children in the car, striking Fey in the neck. He claims that he eventually drew his gun because he was “between the car door and the driver’s seat and feared for his safety.” Despite the shooting, the women fled but eventually they. Paramedics from the Houston Fire Department arrived to try and save Frey, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Murdered by Harris County Sheriff’s deputy Louis Campbell

Dontez O'NeilDontez O’Neal 19, November 21, 2012 Cincinnati OH – Department officers claim they bought heroin from a passenger in Dontez’ car in Winton Terrace. The undercover officers followed the car from Winton Terrace to Avondale, (approx. 9 miles) and did not pull them over. The vehicle made a U-turn on Burton Avenue to leave, that’s when Orlando Smith’s cruiser (clearly marked) blocked its exit. Smith claims O’Neal pointed a gun at him and fired. Police Officer Orlando Smith fired upon Dontez at least 10 times, 5 rounds hit Dontez including once in the head, killing Dontez in the Driver Seat of his car. The trajectory of the bullets and witnesses tell quite a different story. The trajectory of the bullets tell the story that Dontez was seated in his vehicle and the Officer Orlando Smith had to have been standing up over him when he fired. Witnesses say Dontez had his hands in the air in a surrendering position. “Orlando Smith is the same murderer as anyone walking around without a badge.” Witnesses state Dontez had his hands in the air and was surrendering when he was shot. It is alleged Smith and other officers tampered with video footage of the incident taken by a dashboard camera in the police cruiser. “The video was destroyed, or tampered with, by the Cincinnati Police relate directly to the Defendants’ conduct at critical times and such destruction was in bad faith,” Video exists which relates to what happened immediately before and after the events.” Murdered by Orlando Smith Cincinnati PD

Larry NealLarry Neal 54, (paranoid schizophrenia heart patient) Aug. 1, 2003 Memphis TN – Neal was secretly arrested in mid-July 2003 and detained until his death on August 1, 2003, in Shelby County Jail following 18 days of secret incarceration. The family initially believed Larry, a man who suffered from a heart condition and paranoid schizophrenia, had fallen through the cracks. Larry spent most of his life from early childhood (age 9 through his mid-20’s) in Western State Mental Hospital in Bolivar, Tennessee. During the 1970’s, many such institutions were closed or no longer kept mental patients who presented no apparent threat to the public. After release from Western State, Larry was arrested numerous times for misdemeanors connected with his handicap, paranoid schizophrenia. His family’s requests to the State of Tennessee that Larry be readmitted to an inpatient mental health facility were not granted except on a temporary basis from time to time for crisis intervention. The last ten years of his life, Larry suffered from severe respiratory problems and a heart condition that necessitated prescription drugs for his survival. During the 18 days of Larry’s final incarceration, his family and State-appointed social worker searched for him as a missing person. The jail falsely and repeatedly reported that neither Larry Neal nor a John Doe meeting his physical description was incarcerated in that facility. It is therefore reasonable to assume that Larry received none of his vital prescription heart and psychiatric drugs during incarceration, which likely caused his death. Allowed to die by Shelby County Jail Memphis Personnel READ MORE

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