The news is out: [The mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, made an emotional plea for residents to stay calm after police opened fire on a car occupied by an unarmed young Black couple, killing one and wounding the other.
No weapons were found in the car.
Navarro declined to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting. He said the officer who initially approached the car and the one who opened fire have each been placed on administrative leave and that the investigation has been turned over to Illinois State Police.
In a written statement, police officials said that both officers involved in the incident are five-year veterans of the department. Officials noted that the officer who opened fire on the couple is Hispanic and the officer who initiated the suspicious-vehicle investigation is white.]
This has to stop, one way or another.