Third Protest in Brooklyn Over Police Killing of Kimani Gray

Third Protest in Brooklyn Over Police Killing of Kimani Gray

Another protest erupts in Brooklyn, New York's East Flatbush area over the Saturday shooting death of Kimani Gray by police officers

Published March 14, 2013

On Wednesday night about 200 people in the community of East Flatbush in Brooklyn attended another vigil to mourn the death of Kimani Gray, 16, who was killed Saturday night by plain-clothes police officers after he allegedly pointed a loaded a gun at them. 

Wednesday's protest came after the medical examiner's office said Kimani was shot seven times, and had wounds in the front and back of his body, including his shoulder, rib cage, forearm and legs, writes the Associated Press.

But like the angry protests on Monday and Tuesday night, another formed when half of the crowd at the vigil broke off and began marching towards a local police precinct, ending in 46 arrests mostly for disorderly conduct, according to The New York Times.

Carol Gray, Kimani Gray's mother, and other relatives will hold a news conference about the case, according to the Associated Press.

Gray's sister Mahnefah attempted to cross a street police had blocked off. She was then pulled into a police car and given a summons. As the police held her, some protesters began throwing bottles and someone reportedly threw a chair. Someone also threw a brick through a police van window and an officer was hit in the face with a brick.

This was the third night of protests. On Tuesday, about 100 people gathered to march from the scene of the shooting to a local police precinct, according to NBC News.

On Monday night a small, mostly young crowd broke away from a larger group of about 130 people at a vigil and trashed a bodega, knocked down fruits from a stand and also tried to steal a cash register from a Rite Aid. There were no serious injuries reported.

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(Photo: facebook/JusticeForKimaniGray)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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