Aspiring rapper Willie McCoy was sleeping in his car in the parking lot of a Taco Bell when Vallejo police officers called in for a welfare check surrounded him as he slept and fired 55 shots in 3.5 seconds after he appeared to lift his arm to scratch his shoulder, while still asleep.
Willie McCoy, also known as Willie Bo, on February 9, 2019, murdered by six police officers in Vallejo, California whose police department has a number of questionable killings civil rights advocates are pointing in addition to Mr. McCoy’s case.
The shooting was the 16th involving police officers in the Bay area since 2011 most of them involving Black and Latino people. Vallejo residents want action. Joining Roland Martin to talk about the McCoy case is Civil Rights Attorney, John Burris who represents the McCoy family.
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