Philadelphia police announced on Wednesday that the department would release 9/11 videotapes and body camera videotapes involving a shooting death involving a police officer on Monday, which triggered several days of protests in the city, sometimes even turned into violent protests.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference on Wednesday that the evidence will allegedly be released to the public after it is first shared with the family of Walter Wallace Jr.. Associated Press.
The lawyer representing the Wallace family said Tuesday night Family asks for ambulance During the 91
Outlaw said the city’s police department needed a behavioral health department or a way to connect police officers with mental health professionals.
The Associated Press said, “As far as we know the situation, there is clearly a disconnect between us.”
The official said The police opened fire on Wallace on Monday afternoon The 27-year-old was asked to put down the knife.according to After Philadelphia police spokesman Tanya Little (Tanya Little), Wallace “came on” the two officers, prompting them to fire on Wallace “several times”.
Although it is not clear in the video whether Wallace was holding a knife, several witnesses stated that he was holding a knife when he moved towards the officer.
Wallace was beaten on the shoulder and chest, then rushed to the hospital, and later pronounced dead.
Since Monday, there have been more than 90 people The Associated Press reported that about 50 policemen were injured during clashes with protesters.
Some demonstrators ransacked and destroyed locations throughout the city, and the Associated Press reported that about 1,000 people flocked to the mall on Tuesday night, broke windows and stole products.
During the night demonstration on Monday, When the police tried to disperse the crowd, the police car and garbage bin caught fire.
The Associated Press said that preliminary information from the police earlier on Tuesday showed that the officer was hit by projectiles such as bricks and stones. After a police officer was hit by a pickup truck, his leg injuries were stable and he was hospitalized.
Officials announced on Wednesday that a city-wide curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 6 am to quell any further violence or damage to local businesses.
Wallace’s Father Tuesday Demand relief from tensions Between the demonstrators and the police.
Walter Wallace Sr. said on Tuesday: “I do not tolerate any violence-destroying the city, robbing shops-and all this chaos.” “I need everyone to respect my family and son to stop this. Kind of violence and chaos.”
Wallace, the elder, then sought justice for his son and urged the protesters to get together and not harm their families.
“People have business, we all have to eat… Why should we hurt the resources in the community instead of being tied together?” he said. “This is a call for help, designed not to hurt or cause chaos-violence, robbery, fire-because I didn’t grow up like that.”