Trending: #DalvinHollins Killed By Tempe Police
A week after 19-year-old Dalvin Hollins was killed by police after an armed robbery in Tempe Arizona, dozens gathered Sunday night in front of Tempe City Hall to vocalize their concerns regarding his death, ABC 15 reports.
According to police, on July 29, Tempe officer Lt. Edward Ouimette chased and shot Hollins after he thought he was reaching for a gun in his bag. However, no weapon was recovered at the scene.
The police department also reports that Lt. Ouimette did not turn his body camera on until after the incident.
On Sunday, the group, which included family Hollins’ family members and friends, held signs and chanted while marching to Tempe City Hall.
The marchers emphasized that Ouimette’s body camera wasn’t on and demanded that the Tempe police department enforce a new policy that requires officers to have them on at all times.
Earlier in the week, Tempe’s Police Chief offered to meet with Hollins’ mother, Sarah Coleman, who said she isn’t giving up until her son receives the justice he deserves.
“I haven’t fully dealt with this pain because I’m holding on for my son, because I’m going to get justice for Dalvin Hollis, and he knows that, and I will fight for my son,” she said.