Family wants officers fired over Allan Feliz fatal shooting

"Based on witness accounts, considerable video evidence and an exhaustive review of the facts, the use of deadly force could not be proven to be unjustified beyond a reasonable doubt, as the legal standard requires,” said James.

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2020, 2:45 AM

Updated 1,340 days ago

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New York state Attorney General Letitia James will not be filing charges against an NYPD sergeant for fatally shooting a man during a traffic stop in the Norwood section of the Bronx last year.
In fact, she said Friday that the NYPD should stop making minor traffic stops altogether to avoid violent conflicts. 
Allan Feliz was pulled over by police on Bainbridge Avenue on Oct. 17 last year. Body camera video shows a conversation regarding his seat belt.
But instead of handing over his own ID to police, he gave them his brother's ID, which had three open warrants for violations. He was shot by Sgt. Jonathan Rivera after a struggle.
"Based on witness accounts, considerable video evidence and an exhaustive review of the facts, the use of deadly force could not be proven to be unjustified beyond a reasonable doubt, as the legal standard requires,” said James.
Feliz’s brother, Samy, says that there was a “very noticeable” abuse of power by Rivera.
"What we're calling for is for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner [Dermot] Shea to fire these officers,” he told News 12.
Feliz leaves behind his girlfriend and 1-year-old son.


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