18 Black Men & Youths Who Were Killed By Police was originally published on newsone.com

1. Amadou Diallo, 22

Diallo, an immigrant from New Guinea, died on February 4, 1999, when four NYPD officers fired a barrage of 41 bullets outside his Bronx, New York apartment building. Officers mistakenly alleged Diallo was armed with a weapon. All four officers were acquitted during a state trial in February 2000.

2. Ramarley Graham, 18

Ramarley Graham, 18

Ramarley Graham died on February 2, 2012 when NYPD officers chased Graham from the street into his Bronx, New York home without a warrant, fatally shooting him. Graham’s family received $3.9 million in a civil suit, filed against the NYPD.

3. Trayvon Martin, 17

Trayvon Martin, 17

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, sparking a movement against excessive force and police violence.

4. Ezell Ford, 25

Ezell Ford, 25

Ezell Ford, whose family described him as mentally ill, died after he was shot multiple times by Los Angeles Police Department officers in Florence, California, on August 11, 2014.

5. Dante Parker, 36

Dante Parker, 36

Dante Parker, a father of five, died on August 12, 2014 after he was Tasered by a San Bernardino County, California, Sheriff’s Deputy, who tried to restrain him on a suspicion of trying to break into a home.

6. Akai Gurley, 28

Akai Gurley, 28

Akai Gurley was fatally shot on November 20, 2014 in New York City by NYPD officer Peter Liang in a dark public housing stairwell.

7. Tony Robinson, 19

Tony Robinson, 19

Robinson was shot and killed on March 6, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin after Robinson’s friends called police to calm his erratic behavior.

8. Delrawn Small, 37

Smalls was shot and killed by an off-duty officer on July 4, 2016 during a road-rage incident in Brooklyn, New York.

9. Alton Sterling, 37

Alton Sterling, 37

Alton Sterling was shot several times and killed by two White Baton Rouge police officers on July 5, 2016, after a homeless man called 911 and accused him of brandishing a gun outside a convenience store.

10. Gregory Frazier, 56

Gregory Frazier was shot and killed on September 9, 2016 in Pompano Beach, Florida in his backyard. Police arrived after his sister called authorities to report a domestic dispute between her daughter and Frazier.

11. Tyre King, 13

Tyre King, 13

Tyre King was shot and killed in Columbus, Ohio on September 14, 2016 after investigators said King pulled a weapon from his waistband when officers approached him. Later they later discovered it was a BB gun.

12. Keith Lamont Scott, 43

Keith Lamont Scott, 43

Scott was shot and killed by a Black officer in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 20, 2016. Police were searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they say they saw Scott wielding a gun. His family claims he was disabled and was sitting in his car, reading a book while he waited for his son after school.

13. Alfred Olango, 38

Alfred Olango, 38

Alfred Olango was shot and killed by El Cajon, California police on September 27, 2016. Police were allegedly called to subdue Olango who was obstructing traffic, pacing back and forth. Officers said Olango brandished an object, taking a “shooting stance.” The object was later identified as a smoking vape. Olango’s family says he suffered from a mental breakdown after the death of a close friend.

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