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On February 4, 1999, four white New York City police officers in the Bronx opened fire, killing a young African immigrant named Amadou Diallo. Afterward it was discovered that he was not armed, but was reaching for his wallet to show the police his identification, but they fired forty-one shots in response. The city of New York erupted in controversy over police methods. Bryna J. Fireside covers the situation leading up to the tragedy and the trial of the four officers, explaining complex legal concepts as well as larger issues related to the controversial case.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780766021662
ISBN-10: 0766021661
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication Date: January 16th, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Headline Court Cases