DOJ declines to charge DC officer who shot and killed Deon Kay

The Justice Department will not pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Washington, D.C., police officer who shot and killed Deon Kay, an 18-year-old black man.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced on Thursday that it was closing its investigation into the September fatal shooting because prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Metropolitan Police Department officer “committed willful violations of the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute.”

The officer who fatally shot Kay was identified as Alexander Alvarez, who joined the department in 2018. He was placed on administrative leave while the investigation took place.

Read more…

Please follow and like us: