Monday, April 6, 2015

Photos: Rally for man killed by APD

Friday evening, around 200 people gathered in downtown Albany in response to the death of Donald "Dontay" Shaw Ivy, a black man who was killed with a Taser by Albany Police Officers.

Photo courtesy of Jon Flanders
You can see more of local photographer Jon Flanders' photos from the rally here.

In his photos you'll see "Black Lives Matter" and "Disarm the Police" signs -- and folks of all ages and races.

Ivy was stopped near his home along Lark Street and Second Street by three officers around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning. At some point, the encounter became physical and Ivy was Tasered. He was later pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center.

Albany Police Department have provided the names of the officers: Joshua Sears, Michael Mahany and Charles Skinkle. Police have not yet said why Ivy was stopped in the first place.

Ivy's family told local media he suffered from schizophrenia and heart problems.

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