A Detroit cop shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones Sunday while police were conducting a search for a murder suspect in the girl's grandmother's house. Aiyana was asleep on the couch when she was shot in the neck. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Detroit police have said that the gun went off during a scuffle with the girl's grandmother, and the incident is now under review by Michigan State Police.Charles Jones, Aiyana's father, said he awoke Sunday night to...Read Full Story
Update: 5/17/10 - 6:48 pm - Video disputes police account of shooting. Says that shooting occurred outside the home, rather than inside.
"Profound sorrow" was expressed by police in Detroit on Sunday, after the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones. The little girl was killed by police executing a search warrant during a homicide investigation. Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee gave a statement expressing his regret, "This is any parent's worst nightmare. It also is any police officer...Read Full Story
"Profound sorrow" was expressed by police in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday after the fatal shooting of 7-year old Aiyana Jones. The little girl was killed by police executing a search warrant during a homicide investigation. Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee gave a statement in which he said, "This is any parent's worst nightmare. It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."The warrant was being executed at 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning on the east side of...Read Full Story
The attorney for the family of Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed in a police raid, has been quite vocal in stating that the police engaged in a cover-up when the little girl was shot.
"The entire incident has been a cover-up," said Geoffrey Fieger. "The rest of the truth will come out."
An independent autopsy was done, showing that Aiyana was shot through the top of the head, and not through the neck, as police originally claimed. This finding supports the family's...Read Full Story
I spoke with The Rev. Al Sharpton about the death of 7-year old Aiyana Jones last Monday. I could hear in his voice that he was genuinely concerned about what happened, and attempting to determine whether or not the police had done anything wrong when breaking into her home last Saturday night with flash bang grenades in order to apprehend a murder suspect.
I can't tell you what Rev. Sharpton was thinking, but I know I personally felt there was something seriously wrong with throwing...Read Full Story