Man was holding welding tool when fatally shot by cops

Police Shoot and Kill a Man in Brooklyn

New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who also represents Crown Heights in his 20th New York State district, also said a full investigation was also needed into Vassell's shooting. That led the officers to fire 10 shots.

The NYPD released more surveillance video of a Vassell, pointing a silver object at people as if he were brandishing a gun.

New York City police have said that the officers fatally shot a man who was waving a metal object at passersby in Brooklyn. Officers responded to the area where they encountered a man who matched Vassell's description and approached him. Vassell's father, Eric, told WABC his son was bipolar but wasn't on medication.

"We're committed to conducting an independent, comprehensive and fair investigation", Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, said in a statement. The officers who responded to Mr. Vassell on Wednesday didn't know him or of his mental health history, a police official said. "I just want everyone to know that I want justice for Saheed", she told the crowd.

Clarke said she looks forward to working with elected officials in ensuring that "the appropriate focus is given to addressing the mentally ill and their interactions with NYPD, and proper, clear and transparent protocols are in place to make sure that lethal force is used as a last resort when interacting with the mentally ill of our communities, so we can avoid losing another life to unnecessary violence". "We need to figure out why", said Williams.

Читайте также: US Fed raises interest rates, signals two more rate hikes in 2018

"There's a guy walking around the street, he looks like he's insane, but he's pointing something at people that looks like a gun, and he's like popping it as if like he's pulling the trigger", one caller said, according to cops. "You can not be a cop and all you should think about is your life, you know, you will lose your life so let me take a life to save my life", Eric Vassell told WABC.

In police radio traffic posted online, dispatchers directing officers to the scene said 911 callers were reporting only that a person was pointing a gun at people. They should not train them to kill. "And the way they killed him, they didn't give him no choice", he continued. "They should train them to protect life, to save life as much as possible".

One clip shows the man holding the object in what police described as a "two-handed shooting stance" as officers arrived.

Blavity reported initially that a witness identified as Jack Hinds said the officer on scene immediately fired and did not take a second to speak or try to get the identity of the man. Messages will be in English and Spanish, with other languages soon to be added, said Susan Herman, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for collaborative policing.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Zealand claim first medal at Games
Апр 08, 2018 - 01:52
The New Zealanders picked up their first gold medal on the track with a victory over England in the men's team sprint . The Australian women's pursuit team overtook New Zealand on the last lap to win in a games-record time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia's Deripaska calls U.S. sanctions 'groundless, ridiculous'
Апр 07, 2018 - 00:46
The oligarchs targeted have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and include Kirill Shamalov , his former son-in-law . Shamalov married Putin's youngest daughter Katerina in 2013, multiple sources who were at the wedding told Reuters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump defends immigration laws at tax cut event
Апр 07, 2018 - 00:45
The Pentagon said officials had not yet determined how many troops would be deployed to support border security operations. Trump has seized on news reports that the migrant group was traveling toward the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former South Korean leader gets 24 years in prison
Апр 07, 2018 - 00:42
She is the daughter of another president, Park Chung-hee, who seized power in 1961 and was assassinated eight years later. But Moon took office pledging to end the practice of pardoning public and corporate officials convicted of corruption.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brazil Judge Gives Lula 24 Hours To Turn Himself In
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:13
Lula claims the charges are politically motivated, and created to prevent him from running for president in October. The decision as to whether Lula can stand for president will rest with the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Another round of storms expected Friday night - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:13
Friday evening we will be tracking a line of heavy rainfall with embedded storms that will approach west Alabama after 7 p.m. There is a slight chance for some severe thunderstorms across portions of North Texas Friday afternoon and evening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top German court sets bail for ex-Catalan leader
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:13
The rebellion charge would carry a maximum sentence of 30 years' imprisonment, while sedition carries a 15-year penalty. He has been a fugitive since Catalonia's failed bid to become independent from Spain last October.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite Update 3.4 Will Add Vending Machines
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:09
Like weapons themselves, you'll find them across the map in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary varieties. One of the challenges this week requires players to find hidden gnomes in named locations on the map .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CDC Epidemiologist Found Dead Weeks After Going Missing, Drowning Suspected
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:09
The CDC, however, fired back at the reports and said in March that Cunningham had received an early promotion . But police have found no evidence that Cunningham's disappearance was directly tied to his lack of promotion .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Get ready: 'Above-average' hurricane season is forecast
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:09
A typical season sees 12 named storms , 6.5 hurricanes and two majors. It's considered among worst natural disasters to hit the islands.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No deal to legalise young Dreamer migrants, Trump vows
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:03
Earlier, President Trump had vowed to keep pushing for the funding of an "anti-migration" border wall along the US-Mexico border. Camacho-Perez, who was brought to the US from Mexico as a child, says she doesn't know if she'll be forced to go back.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cristiano Ronaldo Blown Away By Juventus Fan Reaction to Bicycle Kick Goal
Апр 06, 2018 - 04:02
Ronaldo exchanged passes with Benzema before poking the ball to James Rodriguez, who then lofted it into the box. Speaking about receiving a standing ovation, he added: "It was one of the most poignant moments of the night".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North American stocks sink after US and China announce tariffs, loonie slips
Апр 05, 2018 - 01:27
On Monday, China returned fire by imposing similar measures on $3 billion worth of US pork, fruit and other items. The pain extended to U.S. companies that could be harmed by the planned sanctions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maya Angelou honored with Google Doodle on her 90th birthday
Апр 05, 2018 - 01:26
Maya moved to NY in 1959, to concentrate on her writing career, and joined the Harlem Writers Guild. This autobiography and her subsequent works earned her global recognition and numerous awards.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese space station Tiangong 1 ends in a fiery demise
Апр 05, 2018 - 01:22
China's Tiangong-1 reentered Earth's atmosphere at 17,000 miles per hour and crashed into the Pacific Ocean Sunday evening. Tiangong-1, translated to " Heavenly Palace 1 " or "Celestial Palace 1", was China's first prototype space station.