Oakland Cops Shoot Innocent Teen In The Face

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 1 Comment
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In another case of a trigger-happy police officer an innocent 16-year-old black teen got shot in the face after being mistaken for a robber.

Oakland police received a call about an armed robbery on 10th and Clay Street around 9.50 p.m. The suspects were described as three black men in their twenties, armed with knives and riding bicycles. When the police arrived, one of the witnesses told them the suspects were about to commit another robbery down the block and directed them towards a group of teenagers hanging out in the street.

Even though none of the teens had a bike and they didn’t match the age description, the cops detained them as suspects.

A couple of minutes later, a cop pulled out his gun and shot one of the teenagers in the face. The bullet scraped the 16-year-old’s jaw and cheek, but luckily didn’t cause any serious injuries. It turned out later that the boy and his friends didn’t have any involvement in the robbery.


Oakland police has admitted their mistake but further action against the cop responsible for the shooting is still unknown.

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  1. Randy says:

    I was recently shot with taser in face and stomach. I ran an got away, having later to remove barb myself. since incident police and probation officer have been to my families home earching for me, (wife and children). Despite knowledge of my non-existanced at residence. My address is different. They entered home and put white substance on t.v as if wife was a drug addict. No repect, showed up at 2-3 a.m. on a school nite. Now after speaking to individuals supposedly I swung and hit officer. I was not wanted, nor did officer have a wanted picture of me, no prior dealings no 911 call or description matching my physical attributes. Why ? Reasonable cause. How do I go about getting emergency help an action ? against Tulare CA. Police Department/

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