By: Rebecca Savranksy 

Source: The Hill

“Almost two years after Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill condemned the police shooting of Deborah Danner, we’re left wondering what’s changed as NYPD officers have once again killed an innocent New Yorker struggling with mental health issues,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said in a statement.

“Mr. Vassell and his mental health issues were reportedly well-known to the Crown Heights community and NYPD officers. We demand the NYPD release all surveillance footage they have of the incident, including any pictures or film beyond the still image that has already been made public.”

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