Black man shot dead by police in Indianapolis; video prompts calls for probe

Source: Reuters - View Original Article
Published: May 07, 2020
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78% Liberal


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87% "I will continue to monitor the situation, U.S. Representative André Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on Twitter.""
78% "Indianapolis police shot and killed a black man after a car pursuit and foot chase in an incident that was apparently captured on Facebook ..."
77% "A short time later, a police officer saw the car behind a building on the city's north side.""
71% "There was a confrontation between the officer and suspect, Bailey said, who added that the officer also used his Taser.""
62% "It said Facebook later removed the clip.""
59% "Chris Bailey, an assistant chief of police, said the suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire.""

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87% : I will continue to monitor the situation," U.S. Representative André Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on Twitter.
78% : Indianapolis police shot and killed a black man after a car pursuit and foot chase in an incident that was apparently captured on Facebook Live, leading to calls on Thursday by civil rights leaders for a thorough investigation of the incident.
77% : The video showed a man driving away from a police car, saying "I am not going to jail today."
77% : A short time later, a police officer saw the car behind a building on the city's north side.
71% : A series of police-involved shootings of black men in recent years triggered mass protests across the country and led to the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has demanded an end to an unjustified use of lethal force in minority communities.
71% : "There was a confrontation between the officer and suspect," Bailey said, who added that the officer also used his Taser.
62% : "Simply being Black in America should not be a death sentence, but for countless people, it is.
62% : It said Facebook later removed the clip.
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59% : Chris Bailey, an assistant chief of police, said the suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire.
57% : The Indianapolis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement circulating on local media that it would monitor the investigation and take action if needed.
57% : He parked and began to run.
56% : The suspect shot at the officer and the officer returned fire and killed him, Bailey said.
54% : The incident involved a black officer and occurred shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday on the city's north side, the Indianapolis Police Department said.
50% : Immediately, shots ring out.
47% : The man groaned after apparently being hit with an object.
34% : The officer was not injured, he said.
33% : He said police were aware of the video, which is no longer on Facebook, and were investigating.
32% : Bailey, the assistant police chief, told a news conference aired on WISH-TV, a local CBS affiliate, that the incident began at 6 p.m. Wednesday when off-duty officers saw a motorist driving recklessly on Interstate 65, at almost 90 miles per hour.
31% : On Wednesday night, dozens of people gathered near the scene in northwest Indianapolis and chanted "No justice, no peace," according to the Indianapolis Star.
31% : A Fox television affiliate in Indianapolis posted a 36-minute video on its website that it said the suspect had recorded himself and posted live on Facebook.
25% : Within a few seconds, a second man was heard saying "down, down.
18% : The video continued for another 22 minutes as police converged onto the scene.
16% : Bailey said police are aware of a video on Facebook and are working to preserve it "through proper legal channels."
15% : The suspect jumped out of the car and fled as the police officer gave chase.
9% : The officers chased the vehicle for 10 minutes before they were told to stop the pursuit, Bailey said.

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