“The shooting of Amadou Diallo in 1999 was one of the most tragic, publicized cases of police brutality in New York City. Today, I am shocked and distressed to learn that one of the officers involved in that shooting is still on the force and was just promoted to sergeant! What is the message here? Where is the justice? In the interest of public trust, the Police Commissioner and Mayor should have put the brakes on this promotion,” said Council Member Andy King, co-chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus.
“Our Perseverance In The Future Lies in the Resiliency of Our Past”—Council Member Andy King