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PR: DEATH OF KHALIL LAWAL BY PHILLY COP JAMES POWELL

Press Release June 29, 2018 (provided to thefayth at Netroots Nation) Point of Contact: Crystal Evans Crystalevans1010@gmail.com 202.643.4911 DEATH OF KHALIL LAWAL BY PHILLY COP JAMES POWELL  PHOTO OF KHALIL FROM  www.socialistalternativephl.org On January 29th, 2018, after accidentally hitting a pedestrian, Khalil Lawal was approached by Philadelphia Police Officer James Powell—who was off duty at the time—and shot 15 times mere seconds after the encounter. James Powell shot Khalil first at point blank range and then several more times as Khalil was already laid on the ground. Khalil was unarmed and had not been committing any crimes when Powell approached him from behind with his gun already in hand. Khalil was shot directly in his left eye, his temple, his neck, chest and legs but succumbed to his injuries almost 2 hours after the incident. In April, the Lawal family discovered that the Philadelphia Police Dept. still had not taken a statement from Powell—about 3 months foll

The Khalil Lawal Story

Image from the family's #Heartbeats4Khalil page: https://www.facebook.com/Heartbeats4Khalil/ Press Release June 29, 2018 (provided to thefayth at Netroots Nation) Point of Contact: Crystal Evans Crystalevans1010@gmail.com 202.643.4911 DEATH OF KHALIL LAWAL BY PHILLY COP JAMES POWELL  PHOTO OF KHALIL FROM  www.socialistalternativephl.org On January 29th, 2018, after accidentally hitting a pedestrian, Khalil Lawal was approached by Philadelphia Police Officer James Powell—who was off duty at the time—and shot 15 times mere seconds after the encounter. James Powell shot Khalil first at point blank range and then several more times as Khalil was already laid on the ground. Khalil was unarmed and had not been committing any crimes when Powell approached him from behind with his gun already in hand. Khalil was shot directly in his left eye, his temple, his neck, chest and legs but succumbed to his injuries almost 2 hours after the incid