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Protesters Demand Justice for Bennie Edwards, a Black Oklahoma Man Who Was Fatally Shot by Police

HeadlineDec 14, 2020

In Oklahoma, protesters are calling for justice following the police killing of Bennie Edwards, a Black man who struggled with mental illness. Edwards’s family said he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In a video taken by a witness, three officers surround Edwards and fire at him as he appears to run toward one. But the officers kept shooting even after he started running away from them and don’t appear to make an effort to deescalate the situation. The officers have been put on paid administrative leave.

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