Crime

Jessie Hernandez Shooting: New Protest, Past Record, More People Shot by Cops in Cars

Update: Developments continue to collect in the case of Jessie Hernandez, a seventeen-year-old killed by Denver police officers while she was in a stolen car; see our previous coverage below. Another protest took place, this time at a police station, even as information surfaced about Hernandez's previous run-ins with the law. Meanwhile, the Denver Police Department is sharing its current standards for shooting into a vehicle, and new attention is being sought in a little-publicized case that also involved a driver shot by officers.

See also: Jessie Hernandez, Teen Killed By Denver Cops: Protests Over Alleged Police Violence

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