LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Impart Police on Friday handed over to prosecutors the outcomes of its investigation into a deputy’s fatal shooting of a white teenager that has drawn the attention of civil rights activists nationwide.
Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham stated his office got the case file on the shooting of 17-yr-faded Hunter Brittain by Lonoke County sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Michael Davis within the direction of a June 23 visitors stop. Graham stated the file has been taken to the recount prosecutor coordinator since he’s requested a uncommon prosecutor to cope with the case.
Authorities hold released few main factors concerning the shooting, and Impart Police earlier Friday referred questions concerning the case file to Graham’s office. Brittain’s household has stated the teenager became once unarmed and retaining a jug of antifreeze at the time of the shooting.
Graham stated he does no longer know what the investigation came upon. Prosecutor Coordinator Bob McMahan stated a uncommon prosecutor wants to be named early subsequent week.
Davis, who’s white, became once fired by Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley last week for no longer turning on his body camera till after the shooting occurred. Staley stated there’s no footage from the shooting, only the aftermath.
Brittain became once eulogized on Tuesday by the Rev. Al Sharpton and two attorneys who represented George Floyd. They stated the teen’s death highlighted the necessity for interracial toughen for efforts to reform police practices.
Floyd died in Could merely last yr when a white Minneapolis police officer outmoded his knee to pin the handcuffed Sad man’s neck to the bottom. His death sparked nationwide protests over policing and racial inequality.