Black Man Fatally Shot By Cops 21 Times Never Raised Knife, Lawyer Says
Huffington Post - about 2 years
A stabbing suspect in San Francisco who died in a police encounter never raised his knife at officers before being fatally shot 21 times, a lawyer for his family says. The family of Mario Woods, who was killed in a Dec. 2 encounter with police, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday. Following reports of a stabbing in the city's Bayview neighborhood that day, a group of officers confronted Woods, 26, who refused to drop the knife he was carrying. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that Woods had stabbed a man in the left bicep prior to his confrontation with police, the San Francisco Examiner reported. In a cell phone video released Friday by the Woods family attorney, John Burris, graphic footage of Woods' last moments shows cops surrounding the knife-wielding man. In the video, officers use pepper spray and rubber bullets on Woods, but he does not drop his knife. A crying woman in the video can be heard saying "just drop it!" Moments later,...
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