Police officer shoots and kills man.

Police officer shoots and kills man.

13 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

A police officer shot and killed Latifa Boukari following a complaint filed by an individual to whom Boukari allegedly owed CFA francs 30,000 ($51). Police stated that Boukari was resisting arrest when the officer shot him.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBenin Republic
Date of Occurrence05 Apr 2016
Security Agents InvolvedThe Police
Legal FoundationsArticle 15
Rights ImplicatedRight to Life
Actions Taken

In reaction to the killing, local residents burned alive the individual who filed the complaint with police. The police officer who killed Boukari reportedly fled Bassila following the killing.

Casualties

Two deaths.

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