Community activist Nathaniel Wilcox hoped his voice would be heard Tuesday as a panel met to discuss whether to exonerate a Miami police officer who shot and killed Decarlos Moore in 2010.
The city of Miami civilian investigative panel will meet Tuesday to discuss whether to exonerate a Miami police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man back in 2010.
Decarlos Moore was shot to death in July of 2010 when he was pulled over after driving a car that police officers believed was stolen.
With his gun drawn, rookie officer Joseph Marin ordered Moore out of the car. According to investigators, the 31-year-old complied, then started walking towards officers before inexplicably going back to the car and pulling out several items, including aluminum foil.
That's when Moore was shot in the back of the head.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office announced in 2010 that Marin would be cleared from criminal charges. But family members and activists weren't satisfied and called on the civilian investigative panel to conduct an independent probe.
Community activist Nathaniel Wilcox hoped his voice would be heard Tuesday.
“So that’s why we’re here today – to give our input, to give our concerns, about the determination that’s going to be made by the citizens investigation panel,” Wilcox said.
The CIP's independent council has already determined that Moore's deadly force was reasonable and didn't violate city policy, according to the Miami Herald.
During a seven-month span beginning with Moore's death, police were responsible for shooting and killing seven black men in Miami. Five of the men, including Moore, were unarmed.