Video confirms Vallejo police shot and killed rapper Willie McCoy while asleep in his car

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by Democracy Now!

Body cam video of Vallejo police shooting Willie McCoy, 20, released two months after his murder. – Video: KTVU

Police in Vallejo, California, have released body cam footage of the fatal February shooting of African-American rapper Willie McCoy while he was sleeping in his car outside a Taco Bell. Police said at the time McCoy made a sudden move, but the footage shows he simply moved his hand to scratch his shoulder and clearly posed no threat, yet all six officers present opened fire on him. McCoy’s family lawyer said he will file a civil rights lawsuit against the local police and the officers responsible for his killing.

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1 COMMENT

  1. 18 USC 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law would apply here.
    There needs to be a Federal Death Penalty case made against all 6 officers or those 6 should have to go into protective custody.
    Remember Micah J.

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