40 Black Men & Youths Who Were Killed By Police was originally published on newsone.com
1. Amadou Diallo, 22
Diallo, an immigrant from Guinea, died on February 4, 1999, when four NYPD officers fired a barrage of 41 bullets outside his Bronx, New York apartment building. Officers mistakenly alleged Diallo was armed with a weapon. All four officers were acquitted during a state trial in February 2000.
2. Kimani Gray, 16
Gray was shot and killed by two plainclothes officers in Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 2013. Police officers allege Gray aimed a gun at officers, while witnesses allege he was unarmed.
3. Omar Abrego, 37
Omar Abrego died on August 3, 2014 after a struggle with two LAPD sergeants during an arrest in South L.A. He died from the effects of cocaine, but also suffered “physical and emotional duress while taken under custody,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
4. Jack Jacquez, 27
Former Rocky Ford, Colorado, police officer James Ashby was convicted of second-degree murder in the October 2014 death of Jack Jacquez, who was in his mother’s kitchen. His sister-in-law said the officer “shot him twice in the back and after he fell he pepper-sprayed him.”
5. Walter Scott, 50
Scott was shot and killed while running away from Officer Michael Slager on April 7, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scott was pulled over during daytime traffic stop.
6. Delrawn Small, 37
Smalls was shot and killed by an off-duty officer on July 4, 2016 during a road-rage incident in Brooklyn, New York.
7. Gregory Frazier, 56
Gregory Frazier was shot and killed on September 9, 2016 in Pompano Beach, Florida in his backyard. Police arrived after his sister called authorities to report a domestic dispute between her daughter and Frazier.
8. Joshua Beal, 25
Beal, a 25-year-old father of was fatally shot by Chicago police on November 5. Beal’s death is a story of conflicting accounts. The CPD maintains Beal fired at an off-duty CPD officer in a road rage incident moments after a family member’s funeral. Beal’s family says he informed the officer about his concealed weapon before he was killed.
9. Kajuan Raye, 19
Kajuan Raye, was killed on November 23 by a Chicago Police officer who maintains the 19-year-old brandished a weapon while in pursuit. Investigators have not recovered a firearm at the scene of the crime.