National Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Responds to Unredacted Video of Christian Hall Shooting (Monroe County, PA) – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to the newly released unredacted video of the killing of Christian Hall, a 19-year-old Chinese man, as he stood on an overpass while suffering a mental health emergency:
“It is a horrible truth that our legal team had to push relentlessly for nearly a year to obtain the unredacted video of Christian Hall’s killing. When we have to push so hard, it begs the question: ‘What is there to hide?’ In this case, we now know the terrible answer. The truth behind the most central facts of this case was hidden from the Hall family, from our team, and from the public. Pennsylvania State Police tried to sell one version of events in which Christian was advancing toward them and pointing the supposed gun at them – but now we, and the whole world, know that Christian did not advance toward officers and in fact had his arms raised in the universal position of surrender when he was shot repeatedly and unnecessarily.
This cover-up of the facts speaks directly to the importance of transparency when investigating excessive force incidents and highlights the need for investigations that are fully independent of the office involved. Parents whose children are in the midst of a mental health emergency should be confident that their children will be assisted by law enforcement, not gunned down when they need help the most.”
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National Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Responds to Unredacted Video of Christian Hall Shooting