Brother of Hakim Littleton speaks out, wants meeting with Detroit city officials
Hakim Littleton’s older brother, Rashad Littleton-Schaefer, spoke out against what he calls a crime before a group of protesters organized by Detroit Will Breathe. “I want Chief James Craig to stop lying because he’s not making any sense. Police chief James Craig spoke on the matter Saturday morning where it was stated that he still stands behind his officers and their decision to pull the trigger. It certainly was a threat to that of his own life and that of his partners,” said Chief James Craig. “I really wanna meet with James Craig, the mayor of Detroit by next week.
Brother of Hakim Littleton wants meeting with Detroit city officials after deadly shooting
Brother of Hakim Littleton wants meeting with Detroit city officials after deadly shootingPublished: July 11, 2020, 11:14 pmThe brother of Hakim Littleton said he wants to meet with Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and police chief James Craig.
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Gretchen Whitmers executive order on face masks takes effect at 12:01am on Monday, July 13. Under the order people are required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces. Those who violate the order will face a $500 fine. Ingham County health officials say a total of 185 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are now tied to an outbreak at a bar in East Lansing as of Saturday evening. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 68,295 as of Sunday morning, including 6,039 deaths, state officials report.
‘Detroit Will Breathe’ reacts to body cam footage of Hakim Littleton’s death
DETROIT – Protests in response to a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday resulted in the arrests of eight people. People gathered at the site hours after 20-year-old Hakim Littleton was shot and killed on Detroit’s west side. During a Friday evening press conference, the Detroit Police Department released body camera footage of the incident to combat rumors on social media that police killed an unarmed teenager. Detroit Will Breathe released a statement Saturday criticizing Detroit police’s decision to have officers in riot gear in response to demonstrators who marched Friday. Detroit Will Breathe said it should be standard that footage of officer-involved shootings be released the day of the incident, as well as the names and records of officers involved.
8 arrests made in Friday protest over shooting death of 20-year-old
DETROIT – A total of eight arrests were made Friday during a protest over the shooting death of 20-year-old Hakim Littleton, according to the Detroit Police Department. The victim was shot and killed by police Friday afternoon. Large crowds filled the streets hours later demanding answers and protesting. Graphic video of the shooting showed Littleton firing shots at officers. Detroit Police Chief James Craig made an appearance on Local 4 News Saturday morning where he answered questions about the shooting.
Graphic video of fatal shooting released by DPD to combat rumors on social media
DETROIT Protests broke out across Detroit after 20-year-old Hakim Littleton was shot and killed just after 12:30 p.m. by police. An angry crowd gathered and marched on the 12th Precinct after rumors of Detroit police gunning down an unarmed man spread like wildfire. That evening, police chief James Craig released video that showed Littleton fire on officers first. Littleton was killed almost instantly when officers fired at him. All Friday afternoon, social media posts popped up that claimed none of that happened, that Littleton was unarmed and killed by police execution style.
Protesters march on Detroit Police 12th Precinct following deadly shooting
DETROIT Protests broke out across Detroit after 20-year-old Hakim Littleton was shot and killed just after 12:30 p.m. by police. An angry crowd gathered and marched on the 12th Precinct after rumors of Detroit police gunning down an unarmed man spread like wildfire. Eventually the rally would come to a halt at Detroit Police Departments 12th Precinct, where protesters came face-to-face with a much larger group of police -- however, this interaction was much more peaceful. Todays shooting incident involving the tragic death of young Mr. Hakim Littleton by a Detroit Police officer is indeed heartbreaking. We are also very pleased that none of the officers involved in the incident were seriously injured nor did it result in a fatality among their ranks.