Family of Harith Augustus on shooting video: ‘It seems so unnecessary’

The family of Harith Augustus broke their silence Saturday morning, issuing their first public statement since the 37-year-old barber was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer during a video-recorded encounter that spurred a week of protests.

“We acknowledge the emotions felt and expressed by so many in our community who witnessed the last seconds of his life, that have also been displayed before the world, via police body-cam footage,” the family said in a statement…

Original published: 2018-07-21 12:10:34 Read the full Chicago News here

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