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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.

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