December 3, 2023

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US Justice Division to probe killing of black teen by police officer in automotive

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The demise of a Washington DC teenager by the hands of a police officer shall be investigated by the Justice Division. Dalaneo Martin, 17, was shot by an officer sitting behind him within the automotive. Martin was asleep in a parked, stolen SUV when officers busted in on March 18. 
Cops will be seen getting into the automotive, within the bodycam footage, to arrest Martin. The suspect, who was black, will be seen dashing away with the officer within the again seat.

The officer tells him to cease after which opens hearth on {the teenager} from behind.

“The lack of a life is at all times tragic however is particularly heartbreaking when it includes a toddler,” the Division of Justice mentioned in a information launch on Wednesday.

{The teenager} was shot by an unidentified officer who works with US Park Police. The wing is tasked with legislation enforcement and is related to the Nationwide Park Service.

The incident occurred throughout an investigation by the US Park Police together with Washington DC Metro Police, the video of which was launched on Tuesday. It exhibits law enforcement officials speaking about learn how to arrest the suspect who’s asleep within the automotive with the engine operating. 

They focus on slicing by way of the plastic movie getting used as a window to restrain him. {The teenager} can then be seen driving away, with the officer behind him shouting “Cease man, simply let me out! Let me go!”

“Cease. Cease or I will shoot!,” he says after which fires. 

The automotive crashes into a house and the teenager is then administered therapy. A gun was reportedly recovered from the automotive. US Park Police union chairman defended the officer. 

“There’s a lawful cause for him to be within the automotive, the usage of drive was justified and the union stands behind the actions the officers took,” Kenneth Spencer advised the Washington Put up.

(With inputs from businesses)

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