Protests against the deaths of two black men in Washington DC and Philadelphia turned violent on Tuesday. Shops were ransacked and tear gas was used.
Karon Hylton, 20, died Monday after being followed by police on a Revel scooter in the country's capital. Walter Wallace was killed Monday when Philadelphia police fired at him. His family had requested an ambulance to help him with a mental crisis, not for police intervention, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Pictures from both cities showed ongoing unrest over the deaths on Tuesday.
Windows were smashed by protesters at a police station in Washington, D.C, NBC Reports; One person was arrested and four officers reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries.
A woman identified as Hylton's mother was filmed outside the city police station Tuesday and told officers, "They know it was wrong." She appears to have been macedated by officials later during the protests.
Other footage from the city shows that tear gas was used. Black Lives Matter DC tweeted: & # 39; We need all hands on deck @MayorBowser and @ChiefNewsham Terror gang is literally at war with the community at the 4D Police Station. They shoot tear gas and rubber bullets. & # 39;
pictures of Philadelphia shows shops in the city that are being looted. Philadelphia police tweeted: "* Alert * Large crowd of approximately 1,000 looters are looting businesses in the Castor and Aramingo area. Avoid the area. & # 39; Police later asked residents to stay in their homes.
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management tweeted, “The Philadelphia Police Department requires all residents of the 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th wards to stay indoors except when required. There are widespread demonstrations in these areas that have become violent through looting. & # 39;
Philadelphia officials had expected a second night of riot Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesman told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen should be in the city within 24 to 48 hours.
And in New York City The footage appeared to show a car passing through a line of Brooklyn police officers. It is not known whether officers were injured.
Philadelphia: A protester confronts the police during a Tuesday march in Philadelphia. Hundreds of protesters marched over the death of Walter Wallace, a black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday.
Washington DC: Officials from the Washington Metropolitan Police Department stand on a Revel scooter in the country's capital near the Washington Fourth District Police Station on Tuesday following the death of Karon Hylton by police
Washington DC: Protesters broke windows at the police station in protest of a fatal accident involving a moped driver who died while police tried to overtake him. The crash happened last Friday
Washington DC: A woman identified as Hylton's mother was filmed outside the city police station Tuesday and told officers, "They know it was wrong." She later appears to have been macedated by officers during the protests
Philadelphia officials had expected a second night of riot Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesman told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen should be in town within 24 to 48 hours
Protesters confront the police during a march on Tuesday. Police shot and killed Wallace, 27, on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him for dropping his knife.
Wallace was shot before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a viewer and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots.
Police chief Frank Vanore said the police received a call about a screaming man and were armed with a knife. The Herald Mail Media reports that police had been called home twice before fatal shots were fired on Monday.
Officers said they found Wallace with a knife and ordered him to drop the gun several times. Wallace approached the officers, who fired several times, said police spokeswoman Tanya Little.
Throughout the day on Tuesday, state and local officials called for transparency and a thorough investigation, including the release of body camera footage of the two officials who fired their guns.
Wallace was shot multiple times and killed around 4 p.m. Monday when officials were called for reports of a domestic incident on Locust and South 61st Streets in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The footage recorded on a witness's smartphone begins with Wallace walking between parked cars in front of a few houses in the residential area. A woman, later identified as his mother, follows him and tries to reach him as shouts ring the air
Karon Hylton, 20, died Monday after being followed by police on his scooter in the country's capital
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a press conference Tuesday that she was still looking into when and what information would be made available to the public. The officers were not interviewed until Tuesday afternoon, she said. Neither had a taser or similar device at the time of the shooting, Outlaw said. The department had previously asked for financial support to equip more officials with these devices.
Outlaw said the officers' names and other identifying information, including their race, would be withheld until the department could be certain that disclosure of the information would not pose a threat to their safety. The officers were fired from the road service during the investigation.
Police officers said they could not confirm what information was given to the responding officers, whether they were told of a possible mental illness, or how many calls they received on Monday at Wallace's address for help.
Wallace's father, Walter Wallace Sr., said Tuesday night that he has been haunted by the way his son was "slaughtered". I can't even sleep at night. I can't even close my eyes, ”he said.
Wallace Sr. condemned the violence on Tuesday night, adding, “You are not helping my family, you are showing disrespect. Stop this violence and this chaos. People have business. We all have to eat. & # 39;
DC police say Hylton died after seeing him drive without a helmet. But a friend's father said, "They hit him in the back of his scooter and pushed him into the oncoming car."
Philadelphia: Protesters confront police on March Tuesday; Wallace's family had called for an ambulance to help him with a mental crisis, not a police operation, their lawyer said Tuesday
Pictures from Philadelphia show businesses being ransacked in the city. Philadelphia police tweeted: "* Alert * A large crowd of approximately 1,000 looters are looting businesses in the Castor and Aramingo area. Avoid the area;
Protesters hold a banner reading "enough is enough" during a rally after Wallace's death
Washington DC: Protesters gather outside the 4th District Police Station to protest the death of Karon Hylton
Washington DC: Police officers stand guard outside 4th District Police Station; Hylton, 20, succumbed to his injuries on Monday after being hit by a car on an electric scooter. Family members accused the police of causing the crash
Washington DC: NBC reports windows were broken by protesters at a DC police station. One person was arrested and four officers reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries
About 500 people had gathered in a park in West Philadelphia on Tuesday evening and began marching through the neighborhood, chanting the names of the officers who opened fire.
There were sporadic reports of arrests in other parts of the city on Tuesday evening around 9 p.m., as well as video of people pouring into stores and stealing goods as they left.
Hundreds of people had taken to the streets in West Philadelphia Monday evening and into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and interactions between protesters and police became at times violent, the investigator reported.
The video showed many yelling and crying at officers.
Dozens of protesters gathered in a nearby park and sang "Black Lives Matter".
Police cars and dumpsters were set on fire as officers struggled to contain the crowd. More than a dozen officers, many with batons in hand, formed a line as they ran down 52nd Street, dispersing most of the crowd.
The corridor on 52nd Street was also the site of protests against police brutality in late May after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis. These protests were the subject of city council hearings during which demonstrators described harsh and unnecessary tactics, including tear gas and projectiles fired by police.
Wallace was shot dead before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a viewer and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots. Officers said they found Wallace with a knife and ordered him to drop the gun several times. Wallace approached the officers, who fired several times, said a police spokesman
Washington DC: Police officers speak to a man outside the 4th District Police Station Tuesday night
Washington DC: DC police say Hylton died after seeing him drive without a helmet. But a friend's father said, "They hit him in the back of his scooter and pushed him into the oncoming car."
Police arrested at least 91 people during the Monday evening and Tuesday morning riots in Philadelphia. Three people were charged with lack of diversion and about a dozen were charged with assaulting an officer.
Authorities had previously said 30 officers were injured in the riot, most of them hit with thrown objects such as bricks.
An officer was still hospitalized Tuesday with a broken leg after being deliberately run over by a pickup truck, police said.
In a video filmed by a viewer and posted on social media, officers yelled at Wallace to drop a knife. In the video, Wallace's mother and at least one man follow Wallace, trying to get him to listen to the officers as he briskly walks across the street and between cars.
Wallace went to the officers, who then fired several times, said police spokeswoman Tanya Little. Wallace's mother yells and throws something at an officer after her son is shot and falls to the ground.
The video doesn't make it clear if he actually had a knife in hand, but witnesses said it was him. Police did not confirm details about the gun Wallace allegedly held in hand on Tuesday, saying it was still part of the open investigation.
Wallace was hit in the shoulder and chest, Little said. An officer drove him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, she said.