Last week police released additional footage in the shooting death of Kurt Reinhold, a 42-year-old homeless Black man who was killed by police after he was accused of jaywalking.
Protesters continue advocating for justice in Reinhold’s death, marking a somber truth that walking while Black shouldn’t be a death sentence.
Reinhold was approached by Orange County sheriff’s deputies in San Clemente, California on Sept. 23, at the height of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in response to the repeated high-profile killings of Black community members.
Kurt Reinhold was one of my best friend’s uncle. I never met Kurt, but I know that he was there for my friend’s family when they needed help. He was a good man murdered by police. He deserves dignity and justice. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/WjYuFkq6zK pic.twitter.com/vFIQTceeZt
— Fillibuster Hater (@NoahJAguirre) February 19, 2021
In the video captured by dash cam, officers assigned to the homeless outreach team watch from their car as Reinhold approaches the intersection. They can be overheard arguing over whether to move on Reinhold.
The officers decide to approach Reinhold, where the incident escalates after they accuse…