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Activists disapprove D.A.'s handling of Albany police shooting that left man paralyzed

January 09, 2019 06:58 PM

ALBANY - A community is reacting to the Albany Police Department's handling of the Ellazar Williams case. He's the 19-year-old man left paralyzed when he was shot by Albany Police Detective James Olsen back in August.

The people who support Ellazar Williams say he is relived beyond words not to have criminal charges hanging over his head. However, he remains frustrated because of the struggles he continues to face and because of the way he believes he's been victimized by police and by District Attorney David Soares.

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Community activist Alice Green echoed those sentiments, stating that Soares showed the upmost disrespect and concept for Williams by not telling him he was dismissing criminal charges against him before notifying the media.

Dr. Green, along with several other community activists who joined her on Wednesday, are refusing to accept the district attorney's contention that a thorough investigation took place.

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