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James Davis, 18
Los Angeles, California
October 07, 2010

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 11 months ago

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Eighteen-year-old James Davis, from Watts, was killed by LAPD officers just last month at the Imperial Courts Housing Project. There was about a week of controversy following the homicide, as multiple eyewitnesses claimed that Officer Manuel Castenada had not been provoked by Davis before shooting him. One woman added that no attempt was made to save the 18-year-old in the moments that followed.

Only minority-specific publications picked up the Davis story. Here, the Los Angeles Wave reports:

The Wave also points out that one year ago, Castenada killed another 22-year-old black male, Joshua Akeeda, in the same neighborhood.