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ParochialYokal posted a topic in Foreign Policing NewsJust wondered what people's views are on this video?
Associated Press – SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a young Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword is suing the officers and the city that employs them. The federal civil rights lawsuit filed Friday says 22-year-old Darrien Hunt wasn't a threat and two officers fatally shot him after he tripped while running away. His family has said Hunt was treated differently because of his race. Hunt was black and the two officers are white. Prosecutors say the September shooting was legal and Hunt lunged at police with the sword. Hunt's family is suing the city of Saratoga Springs and the two officers, Matthew Schauerhamer (SHOWER-hammer) and Nicholas Judson. The suit seeks unspecified damages. Messages left with a city spokesman weren't immediately returned, and publicly listed numbers for the officers were disconnected Friday. View the article source
Chief Rat posted a topic in Foreign Policing NewsSky News –. An unarmed black man who was killed by Los Angeles policemen was shot in the back at close range, an autopsy report has revealed. Ezell Ford, who suffered from mental illness, was also shot in his right arm, and once in the abdomen. The 25-year-old became embroiled in a confrontation in August with two officers, who claim he tried to grab their handgun. Mr Ford's family have disputed this - and gave a list of eyewitnesses who deny that he acted aggressively. His relatives have filed a civil rights lawsuit, and are demanding £50m in damages for racial profiling and the excessive use of force against blacks. His death is among several cases in which black men have been killed by police officers under disputed circumstances - sparking widespread protests across the US. In July, Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by police in New York. One month later, Michael Brown was fatally shot by officers in Ferguson, Missouri. The release of Mr Ford's autopsy report was delayed for several months, as police feared that witness statements would be tainted. Tyler Izen, of the Los Angeles Police Protection League, said the autopsy offered just "one set of facts among many hundreds being collected and assessed in the ongoing investigation". View the article source