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Police-Involved Shooting in Maryland Draws NAACP Ire

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September 29, 2015
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Police-Involved shooting in Maryland draws NAACP ire

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Following the officer involved shooting of 19 year old Keith Harrison McLeod, the NAACP demanded video of the shooting, and they got it. From WJZ Baltimore:A video obtained by WJZ shows a police-involved shooting that killed an unarmed teenager outside a Reisterstown pharmacy.Authorities say the video shows the 19-year-old suspect pretending to draw a weapon.Rick Ritter has more from the Baltimore County Police.The NAACP has been calling for the release of a video of a the shooting along Main Street on Wednesday afternoon.The police department released the video Friday to defend to the officer’s actions, 48 hours after the shooting that left Keith Harrison McLeod, of Washington, D.C, dead. [Warning: this video is extremely graphic.]“My police officer had one second to make a life or death decision,’ said Chief James Johnson.The video was captured Wednesday evening by surveillance cameras at a nearby business in Reisterstown.


https://youtu.be/1H5ZgJ5lm9ESee the full WJZ Baltimore story.The teen involved, was obviously in need of help of some kind, however, this officer did the right thing given the circumstances. The clear threat and need for split second reaction could be the difference between going home that night or never going home again. Stand with those who make up that thin blue line.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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