A 17-year-old boy, Hunter Brittain, was shot by police near Cabot, Arkansas, last week, in what witnesses and family members say was a homicide.
According to his grandmother, a witness who was his passenger, and his employerBrittain, who is white, got up in the middle of the night to try to fix his truck after he was called to report to work on his construction job at 6 a.m.
After leaving the shop to test his vehicle, Brittain was stopped at a stoplight by an officer with the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department.
According to another teenager, who was in the truck during the incident, Brittain’s truck was not coming to a complete stop when it came to a stop, so he got out and tried to put a can of motor oil behind the tire to prevent it from rolling.
It was then that Sgt. Michael Davis, who has been in the force since 2013, opened fire and killed him.
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The local community has reacted furiously to the incident. They have been protesting every night since the incident. A video on Facebook shows trucks doing burns in the parking lot of the local Sheriff’s office to express his anger.
Sheriff John Staley has tried to quell crowds, led by Brittain’s heartbroken grandmother, who have been making noise outside her police department telling them that Davis was being suspended and that the Arkansas State Police were investigating the incident.
But Staley and local media have not released a photo of the officer in question, or any details outside of his name. No one has even confirmed whether Davis had his body camera turned on during what appears to be a gruesome act of callous disregard for human life.
But for the sake of complete transparency, National Justice has obtained a photograph of Sgt. Mike Davis, the man pictured below with his wife.
While the NAACP and Urban League they have published statements By condemning the police shooting, attempts by some younger members of the protest to generate national attention for this case by linking it to the Black Lives Matter movement have failed.
Until now, the national media has refused to report on this case of police embezzlement, despite the fact that the victim is very understanding. At this time, the FBI has shown no interest in investigating whether Brittain’s civil rights were violated. . The protesters appear to be white and local, suggesting that regional groups Black Lives Matter and the left are not offering any significant support.
Lonoke County is poor and overwhelmingly white, with a per capita income of $ 17,397, which is well below the federal poverty line. This allows institutional abuses to go unchallenged.
National Justice You will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.