Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting a Black Teenager

HeadlineOct 27, 2020

In Illinois, a police officer in the city of Waukegan has been fired following last week’s fatal shooting of Marcellis Stinnette, a 19-year-old Black teenager. Stinnette was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when the officer shot him and 20-year-old Tafara Williams, who was in the driver’s seat. Williams was also shot and injured. No gun was found inside the car. The Department of Justice has agreed to review the case. Police body camera and car footage of the shooting are expected to be released this week.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top