This media advisory refers to the shooting of Shem Walker in Clinton Hill on Saturday July 11, 2009.
More information on the shooting can be found at:
The NYT-Local- http://fort-greene.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/11/man-shot-dead-by-police-on-lafayette
The New York Times- http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/nyregion/13shoot.html?_r=1
The Daily News- http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/07/12/2009-07-12_handyman_shot_dead_by_undercover_drug_officer_in_buy_and_bust_deal_gone_wrong.html
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July 15, 2009
BILL DE BLASIO DEMANDS GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY IN RESPONSE TO POLICE SHOOTINGS
JOINS COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES, ASSEMBLYMEMBER JEFFRIES AT HOUSE WHERE ARMY VET WAS KILLED
NEW YORK– Public Advocate Candidate Bill de Blasio will hold a press conference with Council Member Letitia James, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and other elected leaders at the Clinton Hill house where an army veteran was shot and killed by an undercover police officer last weekend. De Blasio will join local leaders to call for new reforms in order to ensure greater accountability in response to police shootings.
Where: 370 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn (btw. Classon Avenue and Grand Avenue)
When: Wednesday, July 15, 12:30PM