Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has asked the FBI to investigate the fatal weekend shooting by a patrolman of a double-amputee in a wheelchair who threatened
officers with a silver pen.
The chief contacted FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Morris early Saturday morning and notified him of the shooting
involving someone he described as a "violent person," confirmed FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap.
McClelland asked the FBI to monitor HPD's internal inquiry and conduct a parallel investigation into the incident.
Cops and Stereotypes
Cops Are People Too
Think we have it tough in America? Try getting drunk and
dancing in the streets in Australia.
Above is a video of an alleged police assault on a Nyoongar youth with mental
difficulties, who bystanders claim was standing up to police on behalf of his mother.
Updated Oct 7, 2012 –
Family and supporters
of Kwementyaye Briscoe, an Indigenous man who died in police custody have staged a noisy
protest after being excluded from a meeting about alcohol problems at Alice Springs. Video In Climate of Death, an opinion piece in the National Indigenous Times, reporter Gerry Georgatos interviewed Nyoongar Elder, Ben Taylor.