Why, even in a small Pa. college town, Black people distrust police

According to police who visited Osagie’s apartment after obtaining a mental health warrant, he answered the door with a knife, spoke briefly, and charged them. Allegedly, the only way to stop him was lethal force. An investigation found that he was tasered and shot multiple times — including twice in the back. Local officials responded with a common refrain: the shooting was sad and tragic, but justified.

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