Sixteen-year-old girl shot and killed by Denver police
Sixteen-year-old Jesse Hernandez was shot by two Denver, Colorado police officers. Now, the community wants answers.
From the Grio:
Some Denver residents are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate city police officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who police say hit an officer with a stolen car.
They plan to rally outside the office of District Attorney Mitch Morrissey on Tuesday morning. Morrissey’s office normally decides whether to file charges in police shootings but many don’t trust it to handle the case because officers are rarely charged.
The calls for a special inquiry come a day after several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the scene of the shooting to demand answers about the deadly encounter and remember the girl identified by friends as Jessica Hernandez.
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