Eric Garner: The medical examiner’s office later ruled Garner’s death a homicide, caused by the officer’s chokehold as well chest and neck compressions and prone positioning “during physical restraint by police.”
John Crawford: He was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were. And the next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him. And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.
Micheal Brown: The officer demanded that the two “get the f—k on the sidewalk, Johnson says. “His exact words were get the f—k on the sidewalk.”
Trayvon Martin: ”A man was watching him,” said Rachel Jeantel, 19, who was on the phone with Martin just before he was fatally shot. “He said the man kept watching him. He kept complaining that a man was just watching him.”
Sean Bell: At one point, Guzman says, he spoke to Sean Bell and said, “S, I love you, son.” He says Bell said, “I love you too.” Then Guzman says Bell “stopped moving.”
Oscar Grant: Mehserle testified that he meant to zap Grant with his Taser in an Oakland station - but instead pulled his .40 caliber handgun and blasted the man.
Kendrec McDade: They said they thought McDade was armed because … he clutched his waste band as they chased him onto a dimly lit neighborhood street.
Jonathan Ferrell: Jonathan never had an opportunity to reply. He had bullets in him before he could ever hit the ground. So there was not sufficient warning. No one ever told him to stop. He didn’t have time to react.
Amadou Diallo: Diallo was shot outside his Bronx apartment. The police officers had mistaken him for a serial rapist, who was later apprehended.
Kimani Gray: New York City police officers shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.