Adolph Grimes III was shot 14 times by plainclothes police on January 1, Twelve of those bullets entered Grimes’ body from behind, the Orleans Parish coroner’s report said.
Police maintain that the officers involved in the shooting only fired on Grimes after he fired at them. Initially, police reported that a 9mm gun was found on the shooting victim but later added that two additional firearms were found in his vehicle.
“We often hear a phrase about a tipping point,” King said. “Right now, we may not realize it, but we’re at a tipping point when it comes to race relations in the city. So, we’ll be pushing to have a complete, open investigation.”
Tempers have flared in the Black community over the past few years after the killing of a Black college student outside a French Quarter nightclub, the police killing of two unarmed Black men on the Danziger Bridge in eastern New Orleans just days after Hurricane Katrina and an assault by police of a Black retired schoolteacher in the French Quarter that was caught on tape two months after Hurricane Katrina.
Churches, Graveyard Defaced By Racist Graffiti
Police Looking For Teen In Connection With Graffiti
POSTED: 12:16 pm PST February 17, 2009
Officers said they are looking for a teenager in connection with the graffiti that included swastikas and anti-Jewish symbols.
The killing of Grant, who was black, by a white police officer has increased racial tensions in the already troubled city of Oaklandなど。