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Racial Justice Groups, Relatives of Black Man Who Was Shot and Killed Demand to Fire the Troopers

Different racial groups and relatives of the Black man who was shot and killed during a traffic stop demanded the state Governor fire the troopers involved.

Ricky Cobb II
Racial groups and relatives of Ricky Cobb II gathered to demand the state Governor fire the three state troopers. (Photo: CBS News)

Black Man Was Shot and Killed During a Traffic Stop

Ricky Cobb II, the black man who was shot and killed, was pulled over during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on early Monday. The dash cam of the state patrol showed that the taillights of Cobb’s Ford Fusion car were out when driving.

In a published article in FOX News, the head of the Minnesota State Patrol said the three troopers tried to take Cobb into custody after his car was stopped. They alleged the man of violating the restraining order before shooting him as Cobb began driving away.

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Different Racial Groups and Relatives Gathered to Demand State Governor to Take Action

According to a published article in CBS News, different racial groups that include Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, The Racial Justice Network,¬†Black Lives Matter Minnesota, and Cobb’s relatives gathered and demanded to state Gov. Tim Walz fire the three state troopers involved in the shooting and killing incident.

Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights attorney and founder of the Racial Justice Network, said, “The circumstances simply did not require the use of deadly force. Those officers acted recklessly and they must be held accountable.”

Furthermore, the Office of the Governor did not give any comments about the demand of the family and the different racial groups.

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