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Metro Shoots 23-Year-Old Man

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Last Thursday, two Metro officers responded to a police disturbance found a 23-year-old with a knife.  When he didn't drop the knife, they shot and killed him.  Rafael Olivas had argued with his mother before he died.  There's some speculation it may have been "suicide by cop," but Olivas's family says he was not depressed or violent.  So what happened that morning?  Olivas's family shares their story, and tells why they're petitioning to reform the Metro police department.

 

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Alma Chavez, mother of Rafael Olivas
Vivian Lord, professor of criminal justice and criminology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Lauren Vianzon, friend of Rafael Olivas
Miriam Tabacon, sister fo Rafael Olivas

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