People Are Demanding Justice for Tony McDade, a Black Transgender Man Who Was Killed by Police

People Are Demanding Justice for Tony McDade, a Black Transgender Man Who Was Killed by Police

Complex - Life·2020-06-13 05:56

As protests began erupting over the past several weeks following the death of George Floyd, another black man was killed at the hands of a Florida police officer last month. However, it appears this case has received relatively little media interest.

On May 27, Tony McDade—a 38-year-old black transgender man—was shot and killed by a Tallahassee police officer who was responding to a call about a deadly stabbing. WGCU reports that police approached McDade after determining he fit the description of the suspected killer. The Tallahassee PD claims McDade then pointed a gun at an officer, who then fatally shot McDade in "self-defense." 

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