Sharpton denounces withholding name of officer who shot Patrick Lyoya

At the funeral for Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was shot in the back of the head by a police officer during a traffic stop, Rev. Al Sharpton criticized authorities for withholding the name of the officer involved.

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AL SHARPTON: To add insult to the injury--

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AL SHARPTON: --they're telling this family--

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AL SHARPTON: --that they will not release the name--

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AL SHARPTON: --of the one responsible for this death.

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AL SHARPTON: Talking about, we won't release the name--

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AL SHARPTON: --until he is charged.

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AL SHARPTON: Every time a young Black man or woman is arrested in this town, you put their name all over the news.

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AL SHARPTON: Every time we are suspected of something--

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AL SHARPTON: --you put our name out there.

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AL SHARPTON: How dare you--

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AL SHARPTON: --hold the name of a man--

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AL SHARPTON: --that killed this man.

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AL SHARPTON: We want his name.

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AL SHARPTON: Let me tell you--

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AL SHARPTON: --the danger of this.

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AL SHARPTON: Are you saying, Reverend Williams--

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AL SHARPTON: --that if he's never charged, we will never know his name?

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AL SHARPTON: Are you setting a legal precedent now?

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AL SHARPTON: That if a policeman kills somebody--

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AL SHARPTON: --on videotape--

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AL SHARPTON: --that he's holding down--

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AL SHARPTON: --and shoots in the back of the head.

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AL SHARPTON: That if the grand jury don't charge him--

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AL SHARPTON: --that we will never know his name?

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AL SHARPTON: I come from New York to tell you--

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AL SHARPTON: --that we are not going to let that precedent stand.

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