№00249

Cameron Lamb

CASE №00249
NAME: Cameron Lamb
COUNTRY: USA
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2022
CASE INFORMATION:

Cameron Lamb was shot and killed by a police officer in Kansas City, Missouri.

In December 2019, police officers came to Lamb’s home. They were investigating a disturbance involving Lamb’s truck. Lamb drove his car into the garage when he saw officers. Police say officers followed him into the garage and he pulled out a gun and pointed it at them. One of the officers fired several shots at Lamb and killed him.

An investigation revealed that Lamb’s left arm was hanging out of om the car, but his family claim that he was right-handed and did not have full use of his left hand as a result of an injury sustained in 2015.

In June 2021, Lamb’s family filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, accusing them of using excessive force. In March 2022, the officer was sentenced to 6 years in prison, but his lawyers filed an appeal. The officer will remain free during the appeal process.

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MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

“The mental pain that I deal with — that’s not going to go away,” Laurie Bey, Lamb’s mother, said.
abc 7

 

“He’s going to jail,” said Lamb’s stepfather, Aqil Bey. “I don’t care how long it takes, that man’s going to jail.”
KMBC News

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CASE STATUS:

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.

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