BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: The Brooklyn-based rights group Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has condemned the Police shooting death of 23 year old Brooklyn resident Shantel Davis yesterday. The institute is calling on NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to release surveillance video which captured the shooting on East 48th Street and Church Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
CGID President Rickford Burke in a statement Friday said the Police version of the circumstances of Davis’ killing appear to be controvertible and at variance with eyewitness accounts. He called on Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes to expedite a criminal investigation.
Police spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Paul Brown claimed two plainclothes officers in an unmarked vehicle observed Davis driving a grey Toyota Camry erratically westbound on Church Avenue, running a series of red lights. The Camry eventually stopped after it collided with a minivan. The car was reportedly stolen by an unknown male on June 5.