Porter Burks (2022)
On October 2, 2022, unnamed Detroit Michigan Police Department officers were called about a knife-wielding man who was having a mental health crisis. Officers located Burks, who was carrying a knife. Officers ordered Burks to drop the knife, but he did not comply. Burks ran towards the officers, who shot him. Burks was pronounced dead at the hospital
The incident was captured on body-worn cameras.
The officers were placed on administrative leave.
In November 2022, Burks' family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
On November 23, 2022, the District Attorney decided not to prosecute the officers.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Prosecutor: Detroit officers who killed man won't be charged, Kenosha News, 2022-11-24
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Corey Williams, Detroit police release body cam video of fatal shooting, AP News, 2022-10-04
- ↑ Detroit police fatally shoot man with knife after 911 call, AP News, 2022-10-02
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