Thursday, July 23, 2015

Protesters question Denver police killing of mentally ill Native American

...On the night Castaway died, police say that he stabbed his mother in the neck. Eagle Feather says her son held a knife to her throat, leaving a small nick. Regardless, that’s not up for debate. What is being questioned is why he was shot and killed.

Police contend that Castaway got “dangerously close” to officers with a knife, causing them to open fire. But according to eyewitnesses, Castaway was holding the blade to his own throat moments before he was gunned down. That version of events may actually have been recorded. Footage from nearby surveillance cameras is now in the hands of the Denver Police Department.

More:  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/22/denver-police-shoot-mentally-ill-native-american.html

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