The Trial of the Police Officers in the Shooting Death of Amadou Diallo (Headline Court Cases) (Library Binding)
On February 4, 1999, four white New York City police officers in the Bronx opened fire, killing a young African immigrant named Amadou Diallo. Afterward it was discovered that he was not armed, but was reaching for his wallet to show the police his identification, but they fired forty-one shots in response. The city of New York erupted in controversy over police methods. Bryna J. Fireside covers the situation leading up to the tragedy and the trial of the four officers, explaining complex legal concepts as well as larger issues related to the controversial case.