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Australia 'Justice for Walker': Yuendumu gathers to 'sweep' police station where teen shot by officer died

18:01  12 november  2019
18:01  12 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Yuendumu man in critical condition after being shot by NT Police officers

  Yuendumu man in critical condition after being shot by NT Police officers The Indigenous community of Yuendumu, Northern Territory, is concerned about the welfare of a man who has been shot by police officers and is being held inside the locked police station.In a message on their Facebook page posted at 7:30pm (local time), police said the man was in a critical condition and was receiving medical attention.

Walker was shot by police when they attempted to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. Senior police officers visited the community on Sunday to speak to residents, who had been “ Yuendumu is a difficult place to live and work at the moment. We do have an issue with law and order and crime in

Yuendumu police shooting : Indigenous groups demand inquiry into Kumanjayi Walker 's death. Kumanjayi Walker was shot by police as they attempted to arrest him at a family home on Saturday We call for the police officers involved to be immediately suspended pending an independent

Yuendumu residents gather to © ABC News Yuendumu residents gather to "sweep" the police station where Kumanjayi Walker died.

Women wailed and a crowd chanted "justice for Walker" on Tuesday evening as Yuendumu residents marched back to the police station where a 19-year-old man shot by an officer died at the weekend.

Residents held banners reading "Black Lives Matter" and "We Stand with Walker" as they stood where they had waited for news about Kumanjayi Walker's condition on Saturday night.

Police officers stood by the station's front doors as community members then moved in with leafy branches used to ceremonially "sweep" the site.

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  Teenager, 19, dies in custody after being 'shot by police' and taken to a station - sparking furious protests in remote indigenous community The man was shot in Yuendumu, about 293 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, on Saturday evening. In a post shared to Facebook at 9pm, Northern Territory Police said the man was in a 'critical condition and receiving medical attention'. Police confirmed on Sunday morning the teenager had died, ABC reported. The man was being treated at the Yuendumu Police Station, where locals gathered on Saturday night.

Teenager , 19, dies in custody after being ' shot by police ' and taken to a station - sparking furious protests in remote indigenous community. The teenager was shot in Yuendumu , north-west of Alice Springs, in the NT. Police said on Facebook the man was in a critical condition on Saturday evening.

Six other officers were also shot during a demonstration protesting the shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, the police chief said. Major Max Geron, of the Dallas Police Department said that the city’s downtown was being swept for explosives, a process that would “take quite a while.”

Senior Warlpiri elder Warren Japanangka Williams said the relatives had been unable to perform the important ritual after Kumanjayi's death on Saturday.

"It was very rough case at the time so this is a proper way to actually finish it off," he said.

"That way everybody gets a chance, they know they've gone through a ceremonial process."

Outside, the walls of the police station became covered with blood-red hand prints in a statement Mr Williams said was organised by some of the community's young people.

Senior police officers who travelled to Yuendumu after the shooting stood with the crowd, metres from young men wearing singlets scrawled with "Racist NT Police."

Mr Williams was appreciative that police opened the station for the ceremony to occur.

Man shot dead by police in remote NT community

  Man shot dead by police in remote NT community A man who was shot by police in the Northern Territory died before medical help could arrive, after health staff left town due to security concerns in the days before the incident. Around 7pm last night, two officers attended a residence in the community, 300km north-west of Alice Springs, to arrest a 19-year-old who had breached his parole. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

A 19-year-old man has died after being shot by Northern Territory police officers in a remote He said additional police officers were being brought in from Alice Springs and Darwin to help deal with After the incident, local residents gathered outside the police station , where they believed the man

Where the 2019 shootings took place. Each marks the location of a deadly shooting . The Post is documenting only those shootings in which a police officer , in the line of duty, shoots and kills a civilian — the circumstances that most closely parallel the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson

He said he was also grateful for the support of people outside Yuendumu who were calling for accountability.

"I just want to say that, right around the world, I thank you all for standing with us," he said.

Yuendumu elder Harry Nelson led the meetings with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner© ABC News Yuendumu elder Harry Nelson led the meetings with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Leaders face questions

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner and newly-minted Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker flew into the community to meet with senior elders on Tuesday.

Commissioner Chalker told a public meeting afterwards that he felt the community's sorrow.

"I've met Kumanjayi's grandfather and I've promised him that we will get to the truth," he said.

Mr Gunner said the senior elders wanted assurances of an independent investigation and told the meeting that the coroner's inquiry would have "consequences".

"The coroner will seek to answer those questions that you have, those questions that I have—what happened that night and why—so that justice can be done," he said.

NT Police Commissioner promises full investigation into shooting, with WA Police and ICAC oversight

  NT Police Commissioner promises full investigation into shooting, with WA Police and ICAC oversight NT Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker says a senior WA police officer and the NT anti-corruption watchdog will oversee a professional standards investigation into the shooting of a 19-year-old man by an officer.On his first day in the role, Commissioner Jamie Chalker thanked Yuendumu community leaders for maintaining calm at a time of great sadness.

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Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number nearly As in previous years, the data gathered by The Post showed that police most frequently killed white The department initially said the teens tried to back over the officer but retracted the statement after

Mr Gunner said he could not promise the coronial inquest would be held in Yuendumu but Commissioner Chalker said the coroner would visit the community.

The Commissioner also urged any community members who wanted to share information but were uncomfortable engaging with police to speak to the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

Elder Warren Japanangka Williams said many still had "unanswered questions" despite the leaders' visit, saying: "it remains in our hearts."

Haasts Bluff elder Douglas Mulda asked the meeting how "well-trained police" had fired fatal shots at Kumanjayi Walker.

"We lost our grandson just because of hate, racism you know—big shame on this mob," he said.

Health staff return

A large crowd gathered for the meeting but many left with © ABC News A large crowd gathered for the meeting but many left with "unanswered questions".

Significant upset was directed at health workers who fronted the public meeting, having returned after leaving the community on Saturday morning.

The departure left the Yuendumu health clinic unstaffed when Kumanjayi Walker was shot.

Thousands attend rally in Alice Springs after fatal shooting of young Aboriginal man

  Thousands attend rally in Alice Springs after fatal shooting of young Aboriginal man The Warlpiri people have called for the trial of a police officer charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man to be held locally in Yuendumu.Thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians attended a rally on Thursday in Alice Springs to demand justice for 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker, who was shot dead at Yuendumu, about 300 kilometres from Alice Springs, on Saturday night.

Officers were struck by rocks and bottles as dozens of demonstrators gathered near the crime scene Saturday, according to police . A 2017 Justice Department review found Chicago officers used force nearly 10 times more in incidents involving black suspects than against white suspects.

MADISON, Wisconsin — Madison police say a 19-year-old man died Friday night after being shot by an officer . Police Chief Mike Koval said the man, who The state Department of Justice 's Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting . A crowd of people gathered at the scene on

One nurse told the crowd she knew it was wrong to leave and was sad, and said staff had not had a say in their evacuation.

A health department representative said the decision to send staff to Alice Springs over the weekend was taken after break-ins to workers' homes that had made them feel unsafe.

In Darwin on Tuesday, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Ian Flemming QC, released a statement confirming he had received a formal report from police "for the purposes of independent, external oversight."

He said he expected "open and unfettered" access to all relevant material.

Both NT Police and the Northern Territory Police Association issued statements on Tuesday regarding comments about the shooting and the identity of the officer involved on social media.

Police Association president Paul McCue said "irresponsible language" about the officers involved was "disrespectful to them and their families" and that the formal investigation process had to be respected.

Lawyers that won $30m Palm Island pitch to represent Yuendumu .
The lawyers who secured a historic $30 million payout for an indigenous death in custody are hoping to take up the case of Kumanjayi Walker.WARNING: This story contains images of a dead Aboriginal person.

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