Mentally Ill Black Man Shot in Head ELEVEN Times by Police Officer
Family Releases Video of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Fort Bend Officer
“They didn’t want to call the police, because they were concerned that if the police came they would not handle the situation accordingly, and it would have a dreadful outcome,” said Quanell X, adding, “So they continued to call, and then they were told again, ‘call 911.’ The worst thing they ever did was call 911 to help their loved one who was suffering a mental health breakdown.”
Quannel X called the shooting “nothing less than a cold-blooded execution,” going on to state that, “This tape shows a cold-blooded killing of a young man who was in dire need of mental health therapy. The man needed a prescription, not a bullet. “
Kimberly Blair Olaniyai, the mother of Blair, said she wants people to know that she has forgiven the officer that shot her son.
“We want him to live a long life, so he will always remember my son and how he murdered him in that bathroom that day. My son did not deserve 11 shots to his head, and we have to find out from the media how many times he was shot in that bathroom. Even though we heard the shots ring out, we didn’t know. All that we’re asking is that someone recognizes what we recognize. That was brutality at its finest in that bathroom that day,” said Olaniyi
Was this necessary? Was this police brutality? YES! This video showed the impact of poor training on police brutality. The officer appeared inexperienced (in performing his duty), afraid and I kept wondering did someone call for backup before someone gets hurt.
Could changes in police training change the culture of police brutality? What do you think?