Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending her department and the city's response to days of widespread protests against police brutality last summer.
Police said they shot Walter Wallace Jr. on Oct. 26 because he had a knife and ignored orders to put it down. Wallace never raised the knife or lunged or ran toward officers.
Attorney Shaka Johnson called for every officer in the Philadelphia Police Department to be equipped with Tasers.
"We don't have a behavioral health unit, which is sorely needed," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. "There's clearly a disconnect on our end in terms of knowing what's out there."
The family said police responded to calls to the house earlier Monday to deal with Wallace, who was having a mental health crisis.
Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of West Philadelphia Monday night, just hours after Philadelphia Police shot and killed a young Black man in the middle of the street.
During Sunday's demonstration, protesters called for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw to resign.
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