Police Shooting of Terrence Coleman in Boston

Police Accountability, Racial Justice

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Hope Coleman called for an ambulance to take her son, Terrence Coleman, to the hospital for medical attention.  As a parent, Ms. Coleman called for help in keeping her son safe, and instead he was shot and killed by Boston Police officers who arrived with the emergency medical technicians.

In response to this tragic incident, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is calling on Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evan, to conduct an independent investigation into Mr. Coleman’s death, and for improved police officer training on implicit bias and use of force.

The Lawyers’ Committee’s letter is available hereTerrence Coleman Letter

The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and BNN News featured Mr. Coleman’s shooting and our call for justice.