Lest We Forget

Amadou Diallo1975-1999

Four NYPD officers in plainclothes stopped Amadou 23-year-old Amadou Diallo in his building in the Bronx. They claimed that Amadou reached for something which looked like a gun and fired 41 bullets.

Amadou Diallo was unarmed. All he had in his pocket was a wallet.

All four officers were acquitted of the murder. One of them, Kenneth Boss, remained on the force and was allowed to carry a gun again in 2012.