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.
An attorney for the boy's mother called out the cops on their lie and said the little boy is now "terrified because of what the police did."
Attorney Shaka Johnson called for every officer in the Philadelphia Police Department to be equipped with Tasers.
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are working to address the same questions that roiled cities across the US—and the presidential campaign—after the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"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.
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