Saturday, April 7, 2012
White Officers Kill Unarmed Black Males and Call It Justifiable Homicide.
A witness's recollection about the night of Kendrec McDade's shooting death casts doubt over Pasadena police officers' account of the events.
20-year-old witness, Anthony Carroll, came forward Thursday to say he never heard the officers identify themselves or order McDade to stop, Pasadena Star News reports.
"I thought it was a drug deal gone bad, that's how quiet it was," Carroll said. "I didn't hear a siren until the shooting happened."
As questions continue to rise about the fatal shooting of Kendrec McDade, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez has invited the FBI to investigate the incident.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency often investigates incidents where questions of civil rights violations are raised and that it has already begun to do so for McDade's case, CBS reports.
The controversial shooting is also under investigation by the LA County District Attorney's office and the LA County Office of Independent Review (OIR).
Sanchez met Thursday with officials of OIR, including Michael Gennaco and City Manager Michael Beck. Gennaco told NBC, “We’re going to do a top to bottom analysis of the incident." He added, “It’s important for the public to eventually learn the whole story.
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