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Politics Officers not indicted in Honolulu shooting that killed teen

06:25  10 june  2021
06:25  10 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

Officers not indicted in Honolulu shooting that killed teen

  Officers not indicted in Honolulu shooting that killed teen HONOLULU (AP) — Grand jurors have declined to indict three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy. The Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office said it presented evidence to a grand jury Wednesday seeking indictments of the three officers. The grand jury declined to return indictments for any of the officers in the April 5 shooting that killed Iremamber Sykap, it said. Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm is also investigating an April 14 Honolulu police shooting that killed 29-year-old Lindani Myeni. Police said Sykap was driving a stolen Honda linked to an armed robbery, burglary, purse snatching and car theft and led officers on a chase.

HONOLULU (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by Honolulu police arrived at an emergency room with gunshot wounds to the back of his head and to his shoulders, according to hospital records provided by a lawyer representing the teen 's family. “It's evidence that the kid The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office said it won't release Sykap's autopsy report at the direction of the prosecuting attorney's office, which is investigating. Notes by medical professionals at the hospital and a diagram indicating where Sykap was shot showed the shooting was “clearly unnecessary,” Seitz said.

Two police officers were shot and killed by a suspect when they responded to a call for a woman who needed help at a home in Waikiki Sunday, according to Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard.

HONOLULU (AP) — Grand jurors have declined to indict three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy.

FILE - In this April 28, 2021, file photo, a stuffed bear sits with other tributes at a street memorial where Honolulu Police shot and killed 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap, whose nickname was Baby, during a car chase on Kalakaua Ave., in Honolulu.  Grand jurors have declined to indict three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy. The Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office said it presented evidence to a grand jury Wednesday, June 9, 2021 seeking indictments of the three officers. The grand jury declined to return indictments for any of the officers in the April 5 shooting that killed Iremamber Sykap, it said.  (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File): Police Shooting Teen Killed © Provided by Associated Press Police Shooting Teen Killed

The Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office said it presented evidence to a grand jury Wednesday seeking indictments of the three officers. The grand jury declined to return indictments for any of the officers in the April 5 shooting that killed Iremamber Sykap, it said.

Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm is also investigating an April 14 Honolulu police shooting that killed 29-year-old Lindani Myeni.

Police said Sykap was driving a stolen Honda linked to an armed robbery, burglary, purse snatching and car theft and led officers on a chase. Medical records provided by an attorney representing Sykap's mother and grandmother in a lawsuit say the teen was shot in the back of the head and shoulders.

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Two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning near Diamond Head. A female officer was wounded and “taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition and later died,” WIBW reported. A fire broke out in the home that is believed to be the source of shooting and Hawaii News Now reports that it “has spread to at least four other nearby homes in the area.” Vehicles, including a Honolulu Police vehicle, were also burning. AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a

Police have refused to release officer body camera footage from the shooting.

“Police work is difficult, and officers must sometimes make split-second decisions in potentially deadly situations,” interim Police Chief Rade Vanic said. “Despite the many challenges, we will continue to do the best we can to protect and serve our community. We are appreciative of the jury’s time and consideration.”

Eric Seitz, an attorney representing Sykap's family, said he wants to see transcripts from the grand jury proceedings.

“My clients are very distressed about the news that they got today,” he said, adding that he wants prosecutors to explain to the family what happened.

“They've had no contact from the prosecutor's office,” he said. “We had no knowledge of what was going on.”

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While it is nice to see videos of compassionate officers , this subreddit exists to be a repository for evidence of abuse by law enforcement during the 2020 George Floyd protests. We have made a megathread for related content which does not fit the post standards here. This is absolutely insane. This demonstrates how little regard cops have for the potential lethality of less-than-lethal weapons. The use the to punish people for their behavior rather than as an alternative to shooting someone with a bullet.

The officers were responding to a call from a woman who said she needed help and found her with a stab wound to her leg, police said. The suspect opened fire as police arrived, killing Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard told a news conference. She identified him as Jerry Hanel. Ballard said processing the scene could take days. First responders at scene of homes burning in Honolulu after, authorities said, suspect set fire to house he was in after shooting and killing two police officers on January 19, 2020. KGMB-TV.

Transcripts will be the only way the public can know what evidence prosecutors presented during the secret proceedings, said Kenneth Lawson, a professor at the University of Hawaii's law school.

“You've heard you can indict a ham sandwich. It doesn't take much to get an indictment from a grand jury," he said.

Lawson said he's not surprised there are no indictments, partly because the teen was Micronesian.

“Micronesians in Hawaii are viewed the way Black and brown people are viewed on the mainland — less than,” said Lawson, who is Black.

Jacquie Esser, a state deputy public defender not involved in the case, said she's also not surprised. “Grand juries largely favor police, so it's no surprise that they came back with a no bill" of indictment, she said.

Prosecutors could still seek charges against the officers through a preliminary hearing, where a judge determines if there's probable cause, she said.

“The Department is still reviewing the matter and won't be commenting further at this time,” said Matt Dvonch, special counsel to the prosecuting attorney.

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