A 17-year-old boy, Jamaine Barnes was reportedly asleep car after a video shoot older cousin only to be awakened by police who would shoot him back moments later. a lawsuit filed this month, after shooting the boy, officers pulled the bullets out of his back by hand before dumping him off at the juvenile .
As Mercury News reports, the lawsuit, the Stockton teen spent the evening older cousin, earlier driving to a music video shoot in Oakland. then fell asleep and car alone and in an unfamiliar , to the sounds of loud noises. He tried to call his cousin but his was dead, so he at the driver’s seat and tried , the suit said.
Leaving, for the young man, proved to be a near-deadly mistake. As he pulled away, police claimed he was head toward them “feared lives” and opened fire on you man.
The family’s attorney, Adante Pointer said his client saw police had stopped another vehicle but hear any commands , so he drove off. Next, he heard gunshots.
After had been shot back and crashed his car, Pointer said he hid bushes out of fear.
According to the Hayward police, they were called to a CVS pharmacy area that night over reports of looting and possible gunfire. were detaining another car , when Jamaine decided that be idea out of there as he had not been involved looting or shooting.
However, Officer Samuel Tomlinson, who was standing outside his , claimed drove directly toward him. Despite not being hit by the car, Tomlinson opened fire after it had passed him, shooting back, the lawsuit. Officer Stephen Akacsos also fired his weapon believing “his partner had either been shot or struck by the vehicle,” police.
Tomlinson was never hit. The teen, however, suffered gunshot wounds to his back.
When the officers found hiding bushes, they arrested him. the lawsuit, however, dumping him off at the juvenile detention facility, cops pulled the bullets from the young man’s back with their hands.
“It’s barbaric,” Pointer said, “the way they tried the harm they caused this young man.” The officers “took the bullets out and hauled him off to Juvenile Hall. It’s completely inappropriate and fortunately, it didn’t cause more severe damage to him.”
The teen was charged with assault on . However, Pointer, the court lacked sufficient proof of assault charge was later dropped.
“Hayward police have consistently been on my radar, a where they sic dogs on people, beat people, shoot people and it rarely catches the public’s attention,” Pointer said. “This is Exhibit A of a which seeks to vilify the victim and justify the shooting. should be very concerned.”
The teenager’s mother, Jael Barnes, told Mercury News her son has not been in trouble with the law before and “was not involved in looting or anything .”
“I all they saw was a black face and just believed he did (a crime),” she said. “Not only does he now have these physical wounds, but he also has these mental wounds, as well, never .”
At the time of the shooting in June, Barnes’ son was the shot by Hayward police in .
Barnes has a fundraiser to hospital and therapy bills. If you’d donate, https://www.gofundme.com/f/jamaines-life-matters
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