Lymond Moses was shot and killed by police officers in Wilmington, Delaware.
The incident began in the early hours of Jan. 13 when a police officer approached a car where Moses was sleeping. According to police, the officer woke up Moses and the two engaged in a verbal confrontation. Police repeatedly asked Moses to get out of the car.
Police body camera video shows Moses disobeying police commands and driving away and then presumably turning around. The footage then shows Moses appearing to drive forward and in the general direction of the three police officers, but not directly at them. Police say the officers believed they “were in imminent danger” so two of them fired their guns and killed Moses. The three officers have since been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.
In April 2021 family of Moses has filed a lawsuit against New Castle County, Delaware, as well as the New Castle County Department of Public Safety, the New Castle County Police Department and the involved officers in his death. The family is suing the agencies and officers for violating Moses’ constitutional rights that the lawsuit states led to Moses’ death.
On August 22, 2021, was held a demonstration in front of house of Kathy Jennings, Delaware’s attorney general. The mission of demonstrators was to get Jennings to file criminal charges against the two unidentified New Castle County police officers who shot Lymond Moses.
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“Life without him for these past two months had been a blur,” Moses’ wife said. “He was just extremely genuine.”
“It’s nothing like what they originally told me. [They told me] there was a knock at the window, and when you see the video there was no knock at the window,” Moses’ wife said.
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.