In the United States, police shot and killed another black man while in custody. This is reported by WJLA.
Police officers in Washington arrived at the scene after reports that people with weapons were in one of the cars parked on the street.
Washington police chief Peter Newsam told a news conference that when police officers approached the car, some of the passengers in it began to run away. One of the policemen fired his service weapon. After that, one man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Newsam added that two firearms were seized from the scene.
At the same time, local residents claim that the black man was not armed. However, the head of the police claims that, presumably, he had a weapon. An investigation is underway.
Some of the local residents also claim that the police shot the deceased in the back. The police did not confirm this information. The identity and age of the deceased were not disclosed. Activists of the Black Lives Matter movement (“black Lives matter”) began to gather at the scene.
Another black man was killed in the United States while being detained by police on August 23, law enforcement officers shot a man in Louisiana.
Since the end of may, a wave of protests and riots against police violence and racism has swept through many major American cities, and later in several countries around the world, after the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis when police detained him. Protesters cite racism and police brutality as the cause of Floyd’s death. In some States, the protests turned into riots with pogroms, looting, shooting and arson.