NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Supporters of a mentally ill man who was shot dead by police in his Harlem apartment marched on police headquarters on Sunday.
More than one-hundred chanting demonstrators moved through Lower Manhattan demanding answers in the September 25, shooting death of Mohamed Bah.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
WCBS 880 Reporter Alex Silverman was there…
Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman that he questioned the tactics used by police officers during the incident.
“If he was in the apartment alone why did they have to rush the apartment?” he asked.
Bah’s sister was also at the protest, demanding answers. She wanted to know why her mother’s request to speak with Mohamed was denied.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
“She was definitely pleading with them to talk to my brother,” she said.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is looking for answers to those questions. The Bah family has been joined in their search by the mother of Amadou Diallo who was killed in a police involved shooting thirteen years ago.
“He was a good child, working hard, going to college,” Diallo’s mother said.
Many demonstrators compared the incident to last week’s police shooting of an unarmed man on the Grand Central Parkway. Police said that Bah lunged at them with a thirteen inch knife.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
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