[NY Amsterdam News] Community remembers Shantel Davis
On June 14, 2012, Shantel Davis, 23, was killed by an NYPD police officer on 38th Street and Church Avenue in East Flatbush. Four years later, the family is still left with unanswered questions about what happened that day.
Each year, Davis’ sister, Natasha Duncan, reminds the neighborhood and the world about the brutal death of her sister with a candlelight vigil and demonstrations.
Before the vigil, Duncan claimed that she discovered new media coverage that smeared her sister’s reputation.
“I almost didn’t make it here today because I’m not sure how much more I can do,” Duncan said between sobs. “When Shantel was killed, we didn’t even get to grieve properly because we had to change the perception of what they put out there of her, saying she was a criminal and she deserved to die.”