Dalvin Hollins update: Rally for teen killed by Tempe police officer demands answers

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 13:00:06-04

Dozens of family and friends of 19-year-old Dalvin Hollins gathered Sunday night in front of Tempe City Hall to raise questions about the teen's death at the hands of a Tempe officer last week. 

It's the latest reaction to the incident, where Tempe police Lt. Edward Ouimette shot and killed Hollins after a reported armed robbery.

Police say Ouimette chased Hollins and thought he was reaching for a gun in his bag. Ouimette shot Hollins in the back. No weapon was ever recovered.

Tempe police said Ouimette did not turn on his body camera until after shooting and killing Hollins.

Sunday, the group marched from 5th Street and Mill Avenue over to Tempe City Hall, holding signs and chanting.

They emphasized that Hollins did not have a gun, but that the officer had a body camera that wasn’t on until after the shooting.

Those assembled want the Tempe Police Department to have a policy that requires body cameras to always be on.

Earlier in the week, the chief of police said she offered to meet with Hollins' mother to answer any questions, but she says she wants answers from the officer involved.

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“I haven’t fully dealt with this pain because I’m holding on for my son, because I’m going to get justice for Dalvin Hollins, and he knows that he knows that, and I will fight for my son," said Sarah Coleman, Hollins' mother.

After gathering at Tempe City Hall, the group marched back to the intersection of 5th Street and Mill Avenue to pray.