In another case of police violence from Honolulu, the family and lawyers of a Black South African man are demanding answers and justice for Lindani Myeni, who was shot dead by police in April. Surveillance video from a doorbell shows Myeni removed his shoes and entered a house immediately behind a couple, but shortly thereafter exited and apologized multiple times. The woman who entered the home ahead of Myeni called 911 to report a burglary. When police arrived on the scene, they did not announce themselves before confronting and eventually shooting Myeni dead. Lawyers for Myeni’s family say he confused the home with a neighboring house, which acts as a place of worship and is open to the public. Myeni’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the police of racial discrimination.
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