In the first half of 2019 the Rijksrechreche investigated seven police-involved shootings. In these shootings, three people were killed and four were wounded. In all of 2018 there were 27 police shootings with 26 injuries and three fatalities, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.
A man who was shot by the police in Etten-Leur on Tuesday morning after he threatened police officers with a cleaver, passed away in hospital. He was identified as a 57-year-old resident of Etten-Leur, NU.nl reports.
A 26-year-old man from Syria who was shot by the police in Schiedam on Wednesday after he waved an ax on his balcony, passed away on Monday, the Public Prosecutor said.
An as yet unidentified person was shot and killed by a police officer in Purmerend on Friday morning. The police confirmed the shooting, but would say nothing further about the circumstances surrounding it, the Telegraaf reports.
Very little information is available about what happened and the identity of the victim. The shooting happened around 5:00 a.m. on Burgemeester D. Kooimanweg in Purmerend. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail.
The parents of a 23-year-old autistic and schizophrenic young man who was shot dead by the police in Amsterdam last year, want the Public Prosecutor to prosecute the police officers involved, ANP reports.
Earlier this week the Public Prosecutor concluded that no prosecution was necessary. The officers acted in self defense because the man attacked them with a knife.
The 23-year-old man that was shot by the Amsterdam police on Wednesday after he threatened them with a knife, passed away in hospital, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to AT5.
The police officer who fired the shot that killed Mitchel Winters in the Prinses Beatrixpark in Schiedam at the end of May will not be prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor in Rotterdam announced on Wednesday
A group of people will be marching through Schiedam on Friday evening to protest against police brutality and demand justice for Mitchel Winters, who was killed by a police bullet in Prinses Beatrixpark in Schiedam on Monday.
The 21-year-old man killed by a police bullet in Schiedam on Monday was Mitchel Winters from Capelle aan den IJssel. His family will be pressing charges against the police officer who shot him on Thursday, their lawyer Gerard Roethof said on RTL Late Night on Wednesday.