Police Chief Danielle Outlaw promised that once the department shared the video evidence with the family of the 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. Outlaw, he would be less than a year old I came to Philadelphia from Portland, Oregon, and sighed at the press conference on Wednesday. Her department lacked a consistent way for the mental health department or coordinating experts to contact the police by phone.
When asked about the police being sent home twice before that day, Outlaw said: “We don̵
Police said Wallace ignored the order to drop the knife on Monday, and they shot Wallace deadly. The deaths exacerbated the already tense situation in the presidential battlefield states. Wallace’s mother said that she warned police on Monday afternoon that her son was suffering from a mental health crisis.
In the following days, more than 90 people were arrested, and about 50 policemen clashed with protesters and vandals, including about 1,000 people, who suddenly rushed into the shopping center on Tuesday night, breaking windows and stealing commodity. That scene broke out on the other side of the city a few miles from the Wallace neighborhood, and protests are ongoing.
Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton said: “We only have zero information to warn us.” “By that time… the damage has been done.”
After Jr. Wallace was killed, Philadelphia prepared for further unrest, and city leaders instituted a curfew at 9 pm on Wednesday night. The city’s curfew will be extended until 6 am on Thursday.
Grocery stores, restaurants, and pharmacies are only allowed to provide delivery services after 9:00 pm, but appropriate safety measures should be taken.
On Wednesday, after people poured into shops and stole goods in the Port Richmond area of the city, some business owners were cleaned up and boarded the doors and windows.
Original video: After the looters ransacked the furniture store, Philadelphia police were towed away by vehicles
At a press conference, Mayor Jim Kenney called the robbery “unacceptable.”
“I know that our city is still being hurt. After Monday’s tragedy, Philadelphians should feel frustrated and angry. But I am also disturbed by the damage our community has suffered. The robberies carried out in different communities in Philadelphia are unnerving Pain, to say the least, is unacceptable,” he said.
“We will do everything we can to ensure that freedom of speech and the right to assembly are protected, but we will not repeat and allow others to destroy property and further harm our community.”
The mob responded to these views, saying that the robbery had nothing to do with the protests.
“A wide range of illegal acts, including burglary and robbery, are useless. These people do nothing and are just wasting our precious resources. Let me be fully aware that such behavior is unacceptable under any circumstances. I won’t do that. I can never tolerate it,” she said.
State and city officials said members of the Pennsylvania National Guard are scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia in the next few days, focusing on security infrastructure.
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Governor Tom Wolf signed the Disaster Emergency Declaration to provide more support.
The announcement authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel as needed to deal with the severity and severity of this emergency. According to the press release, during the announcement period, time-consuming bidding and contract procedures, as well as other formalities normally required by law, are exempt.
After the robbery and violent attacks on Tuesday night, the police also announced 81 new arrests, and nearly 20 police officers were injured.
The arrests include:
-1 aggravated attack
-8 attacks on police
-2 Criminal invasion
-4 unpaid civil violation notices (CVN)
In addition, 23 police officers were injured and received medical treatment. Nine police cars were damaged and nine ATMs exploded.
Police said that since Monday night, more than 170 people have been arrested and 53 policemen were injured. One of them was still in the hospital after being hit by a car.
Wallace’s parents said Tuesday night that officials knew their son was in a mental health crisis because they had been to the home three times on Monday.
The video recorded a dispute with the officer before Wallace was killed.
I heard an officer say: “Put down the knife, let down the knife.”
Original video: The video shows personnel yelling “put down the knife” before the fatal shot
The videotape did not clearly indicate whether he did have a knife, but witnesses said he did.
Police officials said they were unable to determine what information had been provided to responders, regardless of whether they were told of possible mental illness or how many calls for help they received at Wallace’s residence on Monday.
Onlaw said that earlier police officers involved in the shooting were laid off during the investigation. She said the names and other identifying information of these officials, including their ethnicity, will be kept until the department determines that the release of such information will not pose a threat to their safety.
Outlaw said there were neither taser nor similar equipment at the time of the shooting, and pointed out that the department had previously requested funds to equip more personnel with these equipment.
The two police officers fired at least seven bullets each-at least 14 shots were fired-but the police could not tell how many times Wallace was hit.
Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., said Tuesday night that he was troubled by the way his son was “slaughtered”.
He said: “This is my idea. I can’t even sleep at night. I can’t even close my eyes.”
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Outlaw said on Wednesday that the department is working to ensure a thorough investigation.
“…This investigation involves a lot of activities, and we are working hard to ensure a fair and thorough investigation. We plan to release the premise history audio of the 911 call and the body video of the unloading personnel in the near future.” She said.
“I want to thank and thank our officials who continue to work long hours in a challenging environment to protect our community. I also want to ensure that the public comes here 24/7. Public safety is our responsibility. Where. First priority. We hear your voice and feel as frustrated as you are.”
The Brotherly Order of the Police Cabin 5 President John McNesby asked the public to be patient, “as the investigation progresses.”
McNeeseby said: “We are confident that the investigators will conduct a detailed and transparent review of all the facts related to this tragic incident.” “We call on the city leaders to release the facts of this case. It is not difficult. It has been repeated. Deal with it and release what you have.”
Lawyer Robert Trimble represented Wallace in a robbery in 2016, which resulted in him being sentenced to one year in prison. According to court records, his sentence includes mental health supervision and six years of probation. There were new charges pending when he died.
Trimble said: “I met him at the town hall about a year ago. He stopped me in the street and thanked me for my help.” “I remember he was a decent man.”
Both Outlaw and the mayor pledged to address the lack of coordinated mental health services.
During Monday’s riots, police officers tried their best to control the crowd, and police cars and garbage bins caught fire. As they ran along 52nd Street, a dozen officers lined up and dispersed most of the crowd, many of them holding batons.
At the end of May, after George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police, the nearby business district was called the 52nd Street Corridor, and it was also the site of protests against police brutality.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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