Troy rally demands justice for police involved shootings

November 18, 2017 07:43 PM

TROY -- A rally in Troy on Saturday demanded justice for two police involved shootings.

A group of protesters gathered on Rensselaer Street to call for prosecution of the officers.

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Edson Thevenin was shot to death in a confrontation with police in 2016. Dahmeek McDonald was shot and wounded by police this past August.

McDonald's uncle, Messiah Cooper, says it's not about race but about police brutality against all people.

“That means the black people, the brown people, the red people and the white people as well,” said Cooper. “We are treated the same in the ghetto.”

Rensselaer County district attorney Joel Abelove is currently under investigation for the handling of Thevenin's case.

Abelove has now recused himself from McDonald's case. It was turned over to the Schenectady County district attorney’s office.


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