Remembering Amadou Diallo 11 years later

THE BRONX - Eleven years ago Thursday, Amadou Diallo was fatally shot by four New York City policemen in The Bronx.

The plainclothes officers shot Diallo 41 times of which 19 wounded the African immigrant as he waited near his apartment building. The officers claimed he resembled a serial rapist in the area. The officers were charged with second-degree murder but were acquitted in trial.

The case caused a backlash of controversy against the NYPD and sparked protests on racial profiling and police brutality.

A mural on Wheeler Avenue has been painted in his memory and is a stop on several tours of the neighborhood.

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