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Fighting for an Innocent Death The four police officers acquitted of killing Amadou Diallo on the streets of the Bronx in New York should have been found guilty of second-degree murder Edward McMellon Sean Carroll Kenneth Boss and Richard Murphy are each part of the elite Street Crime Unit of the New York City Police Department McMellon Boss and Carroll each have had previous investigations for using their weapons while on duty Amadou Diallo was just in the wrong place at the wrong time Forty-one shots were fired at Diallo and nineteen actually struck him He was an unarmed man and Dr Joseph Cohen concluded after his autopsy Diallo was paralyzed by one of the first shots and based on the bullet paths three hit Diallo after he was down Grace On February 4 1999 just after midnight Amadou Diallo an unarmed innocent man was murdered in front of his apartment building by four New York City Police officers The officers identified themselves and when Diallo reached in his back pocket to pull out what eventually was found to be a mere wallet the four police officers opened fire Carroll shouted Gun then he and McMellon immediately started shooting and each emptied their sixteen round clips into the body of a 22-year-old immigrant form Guinea In a period of approximately eight seconds all forty-one shots were fired and like an animal Diallo was killed in front of his apartment-his sanctuary Amadou Diallo was a street peddler who sold anything from socks to videotapes He was a shy soft spoken man with no criminal record Robinson Diallo was in the United States legally on a work visa which would have expired in April of 1999 After the execution ended Carroll went to inspect the already deceased body of Amadou Diallo When he saw there was no gun he immediately began to administer CPR pleading Dont die Dont die qtd in Morganthau Tom Morganthau author
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