Police Shot a 14-year-old Black boy in the back, went unreported for months.
Louisiana sheriff deputy shot a 14-year-old Black boy in the back, went unreported for months. Mother says “No One Spoke Up To Say An Officer Shot My Child.”
In month of March, Tiffany McGee rushed to the hospital after finding out her 14-year-old son, Tre’mall, had been shot. When she arrived, she was denied visitation and given little information on the incident. She discovered by accident that her son was shot by a deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
McGee said her son was being treated as both a victim and a suspect.
“They wouldn’t allow me to see him,” “They didn’t even try to explain to me what happened. They didn’t say what he was in custody for. They had me believing my child was shot in the street by someone, not an officer.”
There was silence for months. But, in June, during a news conference, Sheriff Joe Lopinto was asked about the incident. This being the first time Jefferson Parish authorities publicly addressed the incident. Still, little information was given.
Tiffany McGee has been trying to get answers for months. She was calling the office, trying to file complaints, but “they gave me the runaround,” as she describes it. McGee still does not know who shot her son, whether the officer will be held accountable, and why her son was even shot in the first place.
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