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Jonathan Rivera

Jonathan Rivera

Jonathan Rivera is a police officer with the New York City Police Department.

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Shooting by of Keston Charles

On December 9, 2013 Officer Jonathan Rivera fired 16 bullets at Keston Charles hitting Keston three times while he was running away with his back turned toward Officer Jonathan.

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On August 26, 2016 surveillance footage of the shooting was released.

The police shooting of is now being compared with that of Tamir Rice after video revealed the 15-year-old posed no threat at the time.

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The shooting occurred after Keston grabbed a friends BB gun and pointed it at another teen.

NYPD officers including Jonathan Rivera saw Keston and chased him.

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Officer Jonathan started firing while Keston was fleeing, the first shot he took hit Keston in the butt.

Although Keston is seen glancing back at the cops he does not turn towards them.

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Officer Jonathan continued shooting at Keston after he surrendered and put both hands above his head clearly showing that he was unarmed and not a threat.

The second and third shots hit Keston in his side and chest.

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The NYPD firearms discharge review board found the shooting was justified did not break department guidelines for the use of deadly force.

The cops involved in the shooting were never disciplined.

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After the shooting Keston had to be put in a medically induced coma for three weeks then underwent surgery and later recovered.

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Keston later pleaded guilty in Family Court to possessing a fake pistol.

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References

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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comVideo of the shooting
Aug 26, 2016, 10:23 AM
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Citation Linknydailynews.comNew York Daily Newsarticle on the shooting
Aug 26, 2016, 10:25 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Officer Rivera before shooting Keston after he surrendered with his hands up
Aug 26, 2016, 10:26 AM