Protestors in Waukegan, Ill., Call For Federal Probe After Police Kill Black Man
Added 10-23-20 01:07:02pm EST - “Illinois State Police are investigating the police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Ill., north of Chicago. At a rally Thursday, protesters say they want police accountability.” - Npr.org
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Protestors in Waukegan, Ill., are calling for justice and urging federal authorities to open an investigation into the police killing earlier this week of Marcellis Stinnette, a young Black man.
Tafara Williams, the driver of the vehicle the pair was in at the time of the encounter, was also shot and is recovering from her injuries at a local hospital. Her relatives have told reporters that she was Stinette's girlfriend.
Police said the shooting took place after a traffic stop late Tuesday night. Waukegan is roughly 25 miles south of Kenosha, Wisc., where Jacob Blake was shot several times at close range by Kenosha police in August and is now paralyzed.
The shooting in Waukegan comes amid national protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality that erupted this summer after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Waukegan community is still searching for answers, and raising questions about the facts of the incident that were laid out by city officials.
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