Mothers Of Men Slain By Cops Call For Federal Probe
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A group of mothers who buried their sons and saw the police officers who killed them go free are calling for a Justice Department investigation into what they call a long-standing pattern of police killings of unarmed black and Hispanic men.
“Two days from now will be Mother’s Day. Tuesday will be my birthday. And I don’t have my son with me because of one NYPD and a couple of his members from his team that racial profiled my son and end up killing him,” said Constance Malcolm, mother of Graham, an 18-year-old who was fatally shot in 2012 in his grandmother’s home after he was followed home by a cop.
The officer thought Graham was disposing of drugs and had a gun, police said.
Malcolm is seeking federal civil rights charges in the killing.
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