Malcolm Gracia

New Bedford police shot and killed 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia on May 17, 2012. In a report on the incident, Bristol Country District Attorney Sam Sutter found the shooting justified. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and the New Bedford branch of the NAACP have called that report "deficient" and have asked Attorney General Martha Coakley for a judicial inquest into the teen's death, as well as an investigation of the New Bedford police "meet and greet" program.

Documents

Statement of the ACLU of Massachusetts, the New England Area Conference NAACP, the New Bedford Branch of the NAACP and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

Letter to Attorney General Martha Coakley

Media

1.16.13

Our View: Probe of police actions would move city toward unity
New Bedford Standard-Times

Police investigation of Gracia shooting remains incomplete
New Bedford Standard-Times

1.15.13

Groups asking for review of Gracia death call police 'aggressive, forceful'
New Bedford Standard-Times

1.14.13

Buscan nueva investigacion en asesinato en New Bedford
WUNI News

1.12.13

Civil rights groups request further investigation of Malcolm Gracia case
New Bedford Standard-Times

1.11.13

Groups ask AG for teen's death inquiry
WPRI

1.11.13

Civil rights groups seek reopening of inquiry into shooting death of teen by New Bedford police
News release