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Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting

Added 04-22-21 08:03:02pm EST - “The family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HONOLULU (AP) - The family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination.

Lindani Myeni, 29, walked into a Honolulu home, sat down and took off his shoes last week, prompting the occupants of the house to call 911, police said.

Less than two days later, police released two clips from responding officers’ body camera footage. In one brief clip, an officer is heard yelling for Myeni to get on the ground. Three shots ring out before an officer says, “police.”

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In releasing the footage, Acting Deputy Chief Allan Nagata acknowledged officers didn’t identify themselves before shooting. But he said it was clear they were police, even in the dark.

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