Feb 10, 2016
Fault Lines Links – ACLU Sues For Videos Of Handcuffed Jamar Clark Shooting
Feb. 10, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning folks, your links today:
- The ACLU filed a lawsuit to force authorities to release video footage from the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis officers in November. Clark was shot in the head while handcuffed by officers, sparking protests across the country.
- It turns out that black teen David Joseph, who was shot dead by Austin Officer Geoffrey Freeman on Monday, was unarmed and naked. The police chief stated that the teen allegedly charged at the officer.
- The mother of Brendon Glenn is suing the city of Los Angeles and the officers involved in his death. Officer Clifford Proctor shot dead homeless Brendon Glenn after an alleged physical altercation in May 2014. Investigators who reviewed footage of the incident concluded that Glenn was on his stomach attempting to redress himself when Proctor shot him several times in the back.
- The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of NYPD Officer Peter Liang who shot and killed Akai Gurley in a housing project stairwell in 2014. Liang had been patrolling a housing project with a flashlight and gun in hand, with his finger on the trigger, when he says it went off. Liang maintains the shooting was accidental.
- A NM federal appeals court has refused to end a lawsuit concerning the fatal shooting of Samuel Pauly by an officer in 2011. The officer shot through Pauly’s window hitting him in the chest, after his brother had fired to warning shots in the air. The judge concluded that a jury could find the officer’s actions were excessive force.
- Authorities announced that two Camden County, NJ, cops were justified in the shooting of Oscar Camacho Jr. in July 2015. The officers discharged their weapons after Camacho pulled out a realistic-looking air rifle.