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D.C. Protesters Condemn Police Killing of Black Teenager Deon Kay

HeadlineSep 04, 2020

Protesters gathered outside the home of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, one day after police shot dead Deon Kay, an 18-year-old Black teenager. Bodycam footage released by the Metropolitan Police Department shows that Kay had a gun but that he threw it away before an officer shot him. Monica Hopkins of the ACLU of the District of Columbia condemned the police response. She said, “The tragic shooting and death of 18-year-old Deon Kay is the logical conclusion of a policy that not only meets violence with violence, but actually escalates and incites it — especially in our Black communities.”

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