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Thu, 02.04.1999

Another Black Man is Killed by American Police

Amadou Diallo

*On this date in 1999, Amadou Diallo was killed by four New York City police officers from the NYPD Street Crime Unit.

He was from the village of Sinoe, Liberia, West Africa. That evening after midnight, Diallo returned from work to his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview Section of the Bronx and decided to return to get something to eat.

When he returned, he encountered NYPD police officers that fired 41 shots, 19 of which perforated his body. Diallo died in the entrance hall of his apartment.  The Diallo case was reviewed and settled in 2004.

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