Monday, May 20, 2024

Another Unarmed Black Man (Alfred Olango) Shot & Killed by Police (VIDEO)

*Another day, another unarmed (mentally ill) black man (Alfred Olango) is shot and killed by police. This time it happened in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon. It happened after his sister called police for assistance after the man started acting strangely.

Several hours after the incident on Tuesday night, outside the Broadway Village shopping center , police in El Cajon issued a statement confirming Olando died in a hospital. Olando was 30-years-old, according to his family.

“Why couldn’t you tase him? I told you he is sick – and you guys shot him!” Olango’s sister can be heard telling officers in the video. “I called police to help him, not to kill him.”

In the photo on the left, police are seen with their guns drawn on Alfred Olando. The woman in the photo on the right is believed to Olando’s sister … the one who called police.

The aftermath of the fatal shooting was filmed by a bystander who posted the clip on Facebook. That video (watch it above) – as of this posting – has been viewed close to 90,000 times.

El Cajon police chief Jeff Davis said Olango was not armed, but said Olango ignored calls to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled out an object.

Davis said one officer used a stun-gun against him while another fired his weapon because they felt threatened.

“At one point, the subject rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” Davis said in a statement.

“At this time, the officer with the electronic control device discharged his weapon. Simultaneously the officer with the firearm discharged his weapon several times, striking the subject.”

Witnesses said they heard five shots as police confronted Olango.

Davis said the two officers involved in the shooting, each with more than 20 years of service, had been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Meanwhile, a local news outlet, CBS8, reported that “several witnesses alleged that the officers were unduly quick to open fire and suggested that their actions had been influenced by the fact that they were dealing with a black man, one they described as mentally challenged.”

“One man angrily told reporters at the news conference that the victim was suffering a seizure prior to the shooting, and another described seeing him with his hands raised at the moment the shots sounded,” CBS8 reported.

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People protesting in El Cajon, CA – after the Alfred Olango shooting – against the disproportionate level of police brutality against black Americans

The shooting spurred protests at the scene for several hours, alleging police racism. Demonstrations were also later held outside the police department.

You might be interested to know that according to Mapping Police Violence, Olango became the 217th black man to be killed by police in the US so far this year.

The deaths of black men at the hands of police have spurred protests across the US, most recently last week in the North Carolina city of Charlotte.


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