Cops shoot dead refugee for wielding e-cigarette
POLICE in California shot dead a Ugandan refugee when he pulled an electronic cigarette from his pocket, a spokesman said yesterday.
Alfred Olango was simultaneously Tasered and shot by two officers after he took the pipe from his pocket and extended his hands in what Lieutenant Rob Ransweiler cliamed was a “shooting stance.”
Officers took an hour to respond to a call about a distraught man wandering in traffic in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, on Tuesday.
An attorney for Mr Olango’s family said he had been distraught over the recent death of his best friend and was having an emotional... read more
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