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After 17 Deadly Police Bullets and No Charges, a Grieving N.C. Family Won't Give Up

Rick Iwanski was disappointed, but not surprised, when prosecutors announced that no charges would be filed against a Fayetteville, North Carolina, police officer who fatally shot his 22-year-old granddaughter, Jada Elizabeth Johnson, with 17 bullets to the back. Johnson was experiencing an undiagnosed mental health crisis when police were called to her grandfather’s home on […]

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Family of Black Mom Shot 17 Times in the Back by Police Sues

Last summer, Jada Elizabeth Johnson was shot in the back 17 times by a police officer after she was disarmed and pinned down by another officer during a mental health crisis, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed April 7, provides more details about what happened inside her grandfather’s Fayetteville, North Carolina, home on July […]