Center for Law & Justice: Report on Albany Shooting Limited & Flawed

Ellazar Williams Hearing

It doesn't add up. 

That's the response from Alice Green, the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, to the police report on the August 20th shooting of Ellazar Williams. 

Green says the report is, in her words, limited and flawed, and they've got several specific concerns.

She says there are differences between the arrest report issued in the days following the shooting, and the video report released last week. 

One of the differences, she claims, is what happened when Detective James Olsen fired the two shots at Williams.

Police have said he was shot in the shoulder.

Green says the bullet wound is in his upper back.

Police have said the shooting was justified. 

New Chief Eric Hawkins says a final report is being completed, and he's willing to discuss the findings with Green and others so they may better understand. 

Williams was left paralyzed by the shooting.

Photo: WNYT


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