Porter Burks (2022)
On October 2, 2022, 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. Officer Seamus Waderlow was one of the officers involved.
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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- Prosecutor: Detroit officers who killed man won't be charged, Mid Michigan Now, 2022-11-24
- 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
- Beenish Ahmed, Newly released video shows aftermath of police shooting of Porter Burks in Detroit, Michigan Radio, 2023-08-14