USA: Anger against police officers who killed a 20-year-old African-American man while he was in bed

The family of a young man will appeal to justice African American in the USAwho was killed by police in his bed, his lawyer said, in a case that has sparked outrage in Ohio.

THE Donovan Lewis, 20 years oldwas killed in the early hours of Tuesday at Columbus, capital of this northeastern US state.

Video from the camera brought by one of the police officers, who had arrest warrantshows a police officer escorted by a dog opening the door to a room and then, almost immediately, firing at Lewis who was lying in a bed.

An investigation has been launched into the incident and Andrew Ginther, the mayor of Columbus, pledged “full transparency” about “the tragic death of Donovan Lewis”.

“The family will appeal to justice”, said Rex Elliott, a lawyer for the young man’s family, without giving further details.

“In one shot after another the video reveals the truth: three white police officers accompanied by a aggressive dog (…) they killed in cold blood a 20-year-old, unarmed young man who remained in his bed, following the orders of the police”, he emphasized.

Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said the officer fired as Lewis appeared to he raises one hand in which he was holding something. Only an electronic cigarette was found next to him, she added.

Rallies are planned in Columbus this weekend to show “support for the family” and to “start a conversation about police brutality” but also to “demand justice for Donovan Lewis,” said Ramon Obey, the organization’s CEO. JUST fighting for social justice.

Yesterday, students gathered on the grounds of Ohio University chanting: “Say his name: Donovan Lewis,” according to posts on Twitter.

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