Agencies: Boston Police Department Massachusetts
Last updated: 7 months ago
On August 21, 2012, 26-year-old Burrell Ramsey-White was shot and killed by the Boston Police is his Tent City neighborhood. While it is still unclear exactly what happened, Burrell was stopped while driving a car and was chased on foot by police. The chase ended with Burrell being shot and killed. The police accused Burrell of having a gun, but the one they produced did not have his fingerprints on it.
As in other shootings in the past and up to the present--like the killing of Usaama Rahim, who was accused after his death of plotting terrorism--the cops' versions of what happened don't add up. Yet in response to Burrell's murder, the officer who killed him, Matthew Pieroway, was given the Hanna memorial award for bravery by then-Gov. Deval Patrick.
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