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Video Shows Honolulu Officers Failed to ID Themselves Before Killing Black Man Who Posed No Threat 

HeadlineJun 17, 2021

In another case of police violence from Honolulu, the family and lawyers of a Black South African man are demanding answers and justice for Lindani Myeni, who was shot dead by police in April. Surveillance video from a doorbell shows Myeni removed his shoes and entered a house immediately behind a couple, but shortly thereafter exited and apologized multiple times. The woman who entered the home ahead of Myeni called 911 to report a burglary. When police arrived on the scene, they did not announce themselves before confronting and eventually shooting Myeni dead. Lawyers for Myeni’s family say he confused the home with a neighboring house, which acts as a place of worship and is open to the public. Myeni’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the police of racial discrimination.

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