Andrew Blowers, 22, was shot and killed by Battle Creek, Michigan, police officers.
According to police, officers noticed Blowers was driving at a high rate of speed. They suspected he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers tried to pull him over, but he did not stop so they started a pursuit, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour.
Blowers lost control of the vehicle and crashed on dead-end. Officers stopped the patrol car and approached Blowers’ vehicle. His car suddenly started moving and officers started shooting. They later said that the car was moving towards them. Blowers died at the scene. Toxicology report later revealed there was alcohol in his blood.
In May 2021 Blowers’ family sued heads of Battle Creek and Calhoun County law enforcement agencies, alleging excessive use of force.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“This is not exclusively a Black problem, or issue or challenge,” said Leonard Mungo, one of the attorneys representing the Blowers case. “Or a white problem, issue or challenge. It’s an American problem, issue and challenge. And we must do something about this. We must simply do something about this.”
“He didn’t deserve to be executed. I totally believe that he was executed,” said Blowers’ mother.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.