Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014
On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most recent death, what follows are more detailed accounts of many of those included in the Legal Defense Fund's tweets.
Florida black man killed by police was 'executed' in his back yard, relatives say
Florida black man killed by police was 'executed' in his back yard, relatives say The family of Gregory Frazier, 55, initially called 911 after he threatened family members with a knife but was said to be quietly eating chicken when he was shot