Monday, February 18, 2008

Berkeley Police Shooting Questioned

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM

A Berkeley police officer has been placed on paid leave after he shot a 51-year-old grandmother to death. Berkeley police say a preliminary investigation shows the fatal shooting was justified because Anita Gay was wielding a knife toward her two daughters, according to reports in the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. But neighbors told reporters that Officer Rashawn Cummings shot her unnecessarily in the back.

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