At justice the family of one will appeal young African American man at USA, whom they killed police officers while he was in his bed, as stated by Lawyer of his family, for a case which has caused indignation at Ohio.
THE Donovan Lewis20, was killed early Tuesday at Columbuscapital of this state of Northeastern USA.
Video from the camera carried by one of the officers, who had an arrest warrant, shows one policeman accompanied by a dog opening the door of a room and then, almost immediately, firing at Lewis who was in a bed.
An investigation has been launched into the incident and Andrew Ginther, mayor of Columbus, pledged “full transparency” about “the tragic death of Donovan Lewis”.
“The family will go to court,” said Rex Elliott, a lawyer for the young man’s family, without elaborating.
“In one shot after another the video reveals the truth: three white police officers accompanied by an attack dog killed in cold blood a 20-year-old, unarmed young man who remained in his bed, following the orders of the police,” he stressed.
His chief of police Columbus, Elaine Bryant, said the officer fired when Lewis appeared to raise one hand 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, Friday, students gathered on the campus of Ohio University chanting: “Say his name: Donovan Lewis,” according to posts on Twitter.