In May 2013, 22-year-old Terrance Franklin was shot and killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The police responded to a burglary call. At the scene they found Franklin. The police started chasing him and cornered him in the basement. The police officers claim that Franklin took the gun from one of them, so they started shooting at him. Franklin died from five gunshot wounds to the head.
Franklin’s relatives claim that he could not take the weapon from the officers, as he was weaker and shorter than them. The family’s lawyer said there was evidence that Franklin did not take the weapons from the police. According to witnesses, the police insulted Franklin before shooting him.
The Franklin family filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department. In June 2022, prosecutors vowed to revisit Franklin’s death.
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“I told my son as he was laying to rest, I won’t stop fighting until I get justice. I won’t stop fighting until I see these officers charged,” Walter Franklin 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.