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Killed By Police October 29

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 29, 2017


This is today’s chamblee54 report on police killings, aka officer involved shootings. The source used to track these incidents is Killed by Police. This past week saw 19 people killed by police. Here are the links to this week’s incidents: 964 Jason Daniel Marble, 965 Nicholas Pimentel, 966 Johnny Bonta, 967 Samantha Nicole Hennard, 968 Dexter David Anthony Baxter, 969 Darius Miller, Jr., 20 970 Matthew David Palaita, 971 Ashleigh Bertucci, 972, 973 David Campos, 974 Sean Bohinski, 975 Brandon Uzialko, 976 Timothy Earl Jackson, 977 Antonio Levison, 978 James M. Davis, 979 Sanders Surber, 980 Charles Wallace, 981, 982 Danny Sanchez, 983.

The first incident reported this week saw a police officer killed. “Girard police officer Justin Leo, 31, was shot late Saturday night and later died at the hospital. The suspect has been shot and killed by police. BCI Special Agent James Ciotti said two Girard police officers were called to the 400 block of Indiana Ave. just after 10 p.m. for what he calls a domestic-related incident. According to Ciotti, everything seemed fine when the officers arrived, but as they were standing by the front door, the suspect opened fire and shot Leo. The other officer then shot and killed the suspect in response. Officer Leo dropped to the ground almost immediately after being shot. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for surgery, but later died at the hospital.”

Of the 19 victims, 17 were male, and 2 were female. (967, 971) 9 were white. (964, 965, 967, 968, 971, 974, 975, 979, 980) 4 were black. (969, 976, 977, 981) 2 were hispanic/mixed. (970, 982) For 4 of the victims, the race was not specified. (966, 972, 978, 983)

In 5 of the incidents, the victim fired at the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In 6 of the incidents, the victim displayed a weapon to the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In at least 2 cases, the victim fought with the police. (968, 974) 2 of the shootings involved a domestic dispute. (964, 966)

The Johnny Bonta case has a strange twist. While trying to determine his ethnicity, this came up: Johnny Bonta: Hate crime victim? The name of the victim, and the state, were the same in both incidents. However, the reputed hate crime took place in 2011. The 2017 Johnny Bonta is possibly native american, although this cannot be confirmed. According to the guardian, native americans suffered the highest per-capita rate of police killing in the United States, in 2016. (Incident 972 took place at the Standing Rock reservation, in South Dakota. The victim has not been identified.)

The video of the week shows Sanders Surber crashing a vehicle in a roundabout under construction. The police were chasing Mr. Surber, who allegedly stole a vehicle from a Walmart parking lot. It is interesting how many of these incidents involve Walmart parking lots.

3 killings are labeled suspicious. (965, 972, 973) It should be noted that this is not a comprehensive review, and that mistakes are likely. The links are public record. Readers are encouraged to do their own research, and draw their own conclusions.

Family Speaks Out After 27-Year-Old Man is Shot, Killed by Police After Chase in Stanislaus County “They could have tasered him, they could have done a number of other options, they could have chosen besides this. Now the whole family is devastated,” … She admitted to the family Pimentel was driving drunk and had bumped cars and refused stop for police. Avrek Law An investigation into the police pursuit and fatal shooting remains ongoing. But a number of questions remains. Why didn’t police officers use tasers or some other non-lethal option? The family deserves to know. The community deserves to know. No one is safe in a world filled with police officers that are quick to use lethal force. Our staff at the Avrek Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about the car chase and police shooting that killed Nicholas Pimentel . Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they continue to mourn such an incredible loss. No person deserves to die over something like this. Unfortunately, the police often resort to lethal force even when it is not warranted.”

Man killed in officer-involved shooting on Standing Rock Reservation “The Bureau of Indian Affairs says just before 8 p.m., Monday evening, officers responded to a report of shots fired at a Fort Yates gas station. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle traveling west on Highway 24 and pulled it over. During the stop, one of the suspects exited the vehicle and walked toward officers with his hands in his pockets. He ignored officers commands to show his hands, and was shot. “

McDonald’s robbery suspect fatally shot by HPD officer in southwest Houston “Police say hours earlier, the robbery suspect used the scissors and screwdriver to threaten and rob workers at a CVS and McDonald’s. … Around 6:30 a.m. police say the suspect robbed a Southside Place CVS then rode a METRO bus to a McDonald’s on Bellaire Boulevard near the Chimney Rock Road intersection. Executive Assistant Chief Matt Slinkard said the man waited for customers to leave the restaurant, then assaulted the manager. “As the suspect exits the McDonald’s, still with the screwdriver and a pair of scissors, one Bellaire officer and two HPD homicide officers encountered that suspect,” Slinkard said. Investigators say the suspect stood in the middle of a busy Bellaire Boulevard, refusing to drop the screwdriver or scissors. Slinkard said the Bellaire officer and Houston officer both deployed their taser. The man was hit by one taser. Police say it had no effect on him and he continued to threaten the officers. At that point, the Houston officer shot him.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The photographer was Dorothea Lange.

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  1. […] the links to the 29 reports, covering October 8, 2017, through April 30, 2018: 10/15/17 10/22/17 10/29/17 11/05/17 11/12/17 11/19/17 11/29/17 12/03/17 12/10/17 12/17/17 12/24/17 12/31/17 01/07/18 01/14/18 […]


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