A new episode of police violence has raised outrage in the United States, after learning that the police in Huntington Park, California, repeatedly shot a 36-year-old African-American man with amputated legs and that he had a knife in his hand. The man passed away.
The victim’s family Anthony Lowe Jr. calls for justice for what happened on January 26 and whose images went viral in the last hours.
In the videos shared on social networks, you can see how Anthony gets out of his wheelchair and try to run away from the cops with the stumps of your legswhile they point their guns at him.
Subject was shot at least 10 times by officers, according to journalistic versions. The police officers claimed self-defense, as they said they were afraid that the man would throw the knife at them and pointed out that first they tried to neutralize it with their electrical weapons.
In a statement, the police indicated that the events occurred around 4:00 p.m. on January 26, when they received a call from a man who He claimed to have been stabbed by a subject in a wheelchair.
The event occurs in the context of outrage over the death of the young African-American Tire Nichols after being beaten by the police. At least seven police officers have been removed from their duties due to the events.
Nichols, 29, died on January 10. after being hospitalized for three days in critical condition after being beaten by officers during an arrest. Images from officers’ body cameras have brought police brutality and racism to the fore in the United States.