Genie McMeans Jr. (1083)

5/9/2002: McMeans was a passenger in a car that came to a stop on the roadside where a rookie state trooper already had someone else pulled over. McMeans emerged from the car, yelling at the trooper in a threatening way, acting strangely. Initially cooperative, McMeans disobeyed and acted as if going for a gun. The trooper's fatal shooting of the unarmed Alabaman, four times in the back, drew press attention; the trooper quit the force.

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