Shooting of Native American with Knife Paul Castaway --- ===
1 killed, no charges against police July 12, 2015 Police were called into investigate 34 year old Paul Castaway, a Native American man of the Lakota nation who stabbed his mother. The mother called 911 saying he allegedly broke several household items and fled, saying "He's mentally ill and drunk... Please hurry!.."I'm so scared!", that her son had been doing meth and was suicidal. He was shot after he advanced on a Denver Police officer while brandishing a knife. Protesters demanded charges against the police, but a judge later stated that a released video "clearly depicts Castaway moving quickly and purposely toward Officer Traudt." and concluded his "actions and the statements he made suggest he had decided to die and further decided that Officer Traudt would be the instrument of his demise" The shooting drew protests during the summer
- Muslim media: Mint News Press Death Of Paul Castaway Highlights Denver's Overlooked Paul Castaway, left, a citizen of the Lakota Nation, was shot and killed by police on July 12.
- Native American suspect
- Officer Involved shooting
- Progressive Media
- Under-armed and dangerous
Video released of July officer-involved shooting of suicidal Native American man who charged cops with knife no charges 9NEWS.com The Denver District Attorney's Office will not file charges against the officer who shot and killed a man who advanced on police while armed with a knife during a July incident. full video, which shows the suspect, identified as 35-year-old, advancing on a Denver Police officer while brandishing a knife. He was accused of stabbing his mother, prompting authorities to respond. video clearly depicts Castaway moving quickly and purposely toward Officer Traudt. Castaway's actions and the statements he made suggest he had decided to die and further decided that Officer Traudt would be the instrument of his demise,"
Paul Castaway Family Blasts Decision to Deem Shooting … Westword a bid to recall Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey was inspired in part on his reluctance to criminally charge police officers involved in deadly shootings. family of Paul Castaway, a Native American man who was shot and killed by a Denver police officer blasting the DA's decision to deem the incident justified in [progressive] Mother Jones, a publication that is giving the tragic incident national exposure Paul, who she believed to be drunk, broke into the residence — she'd previously kicked him out — and [stabbed] poked her in the neck with a [harmless 1 ft long]knife. Here's a look at the [tiny harmless ] puncture wound,.... Paul allegedly broke several household items and split, Lillian headed to the nearby Denver Indian Center and dialed 911. "He's mentally ill and drunk," Lillian told the operator. She added, "Please hurry!" and "I'm so scared!" — and also suggested that her son had been doing meth and was suicidal.
Mother Jones September 14, 2015 The man, Paul Castaway, holding a knife to his own throat and threatening to kill himself, was walking toward ... "I don't think it's right," she told Mother Jones on Monday. The man, Paul Castaway, holding a knife to his own throat and threatening to kill himself, was walking toward officers when Officer Michael Traudt fired three shots toward Castaway, two of which hit him in the midsection. Along with a nine-page report explaining his decision, Morrissey on Monday released surveillance footage of the shooting. The shooting spurred protests in Denver this summer, as Castaways' family disputed the initial police account that claimed Castaway, 35, came "dangerously close" to officers with a knife. At the time, they said officers didn't have to shoot him, and he was clearly mentally ill and in need of help. People in Castaway's family said they'd seen the video shortly after the shooting, and said it showed him holding the knife to his throat—not pointing it in the direction of the police.
Westword Sept 15
Mother Jones Jul 15, 2015 - ... after police there shot and killed 35-year-old Paul Castaway on July 12. ... Lakota People's Law Project in South Dakota, told Mother Jones.