NYPD officers involved in the shooting death of a man hours before his
wedding day will face charges related to the incident.
who fired four shots is charged with two counts of reckless
endangerment. The other two officers also face one count of the charge.
with several members of the Black community and local police. Many
residents are reminded of the NYPD’s 41-shot killing of another unarmed
Black man, Amadou Diallo in 1999. The officers involved were tried and acquitted.
grand jury acted in the most responsible and conscientious fashion.
This was a case that was, I’m sure, not easy for them to resolve.”
Hip Hop community has not remained silent in the months following the
tragedy. Several emcees have spoken up and released records, including 50 Shots from Papoose.