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Photography in New Haven near Yale University by police on 2 unprocessed African Americans protest

A police officer involved in a shooting near the Yale University campus has led to nearly a week of protests. Unlike other high-profile shots by unarmed African Americans protesters in Yale say this case is not about race, but about how the police are trained. Protesters poured onto the streets of Hamden, Connecticut, on Sunday. This was the sixth straight day of passionate but peaceful demonstrations since an officer attended a shooting Tuesday in New Haven. The CBS affiliate WFSB TV surveillance video seems to show the moment the police engaged with a car they said fit the description of a linked to a reported armed robbery. In the video, Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton jumps out of his SUV, gun-drawn, shoots several rounds in the car before going down the street. A screenshot from the surveillance video showing a Hamden, Conn., Police who shot at two uninjured victims on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. WFSB-TV Inside the car, 22-year-old Stephanie Washington and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Paul Witherspoon sat. Both were unarmed. Washington shot in the face with a life-threatening wound. Witherspoon was not injured. The video does not show what led to the shot, but the authorities say that the responding officers, Eaton and Yale University Police Officer Terrance Black, started shooting when Witherspoon suddenly came out of the vehicle. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. Some protesters insist this is another example of African Americans being unfairly directed by police. "I…

A police officer involved in a shooting near the Yale University campus has led to nearly a week of protests. Unlike other high-profile shots by unarmed African Americans protesters in Yale say this case is not about race, but about how the police are trained.

Protesters poured onto the streets of Hamden, Connecticut, on Sunday. This was the sixth straight day of passionate but peaceful demonstrations since an officer attended a shooting Tuesday in New Haven.

The CBS affiliate WFSB TV surveillance video seems to show the moment the police engaged with a car they said fit the description of a linked to a reported armed robbery. In the video, Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton jumps out of his SUV, gun-drawn, shoots several rounds in the car before going down the street.

 yale-shooting.png A screenshot from the surveillance video showing a Hamden, Conn., Police who shot at two uninjured victims on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

WFSB-TV

Inside the car, 22-year-old Stephanie Washington and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Paul Witherspoon sat. Both were unarmed.

Washington shot in the face with a life-threatening wound. Witherspoon was not injured.

The video does not show what led to the shot, but the authorities say that the responding officers, Eaton and Yale University Police Officer Terrance Black, started shooting when Witherspoon suddenly came out of the vehicle.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. Some protesters insist this is another example of African Americans being unfairly directed by police.

“I think it’s very important for the people to talk, especially for injustice to people of color,” a protester said.

 yale-protest.png A screen shot taken from photography by protesters marching after the shooting of two unarmed African Americans near the Yale University campus in Connecticut.

PRO TV

Witherspon’s uncle, Rodney Williams, said the shot illustrates a nationwide problem that is not in race but in police.

“You have to look at what really happens to the police … really look at how the police look at residents’ period,” he said. “The police can be black, white, Puerto Rico … it’s just a police issue … I think we have to be respected as people and I feel like they really don’t.”

The Connecticut police say you plan to release more details about their investigation, including film camera video, later this week.

Hamden Mayor, Curt B. Leng, promises more police training and public dialogue.

At the same time, the protests say they won Stop taking the streets until the two officers involved in the shot are fired.

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