Protesters asking for officer who shot, killed Dalvin Hollins to resign or be fired

Posted at 9:42 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 13:31:25-04

Protesters are planning a rally on Tempe’s Mill Avenue Bridge Monday morning to bring attention to the death of Dalvin Hollins, who was shot by police in July after a robbery.

The protest will start at 9 a.m. and wrap up around noon. There’s no telling yet how it may impact traffic, but the organizers say it will be a peaceful rally.

They want to bring attention to the death of 19-year-old Dalvin Hollins.

According to Tempe Police, Hollins was shot and killed in July after allegedly robbing a Walgreens and barricading himself in a senior care center.

Hollins was shot because an officer believed that he had a weapon, a Tempe Police spokesperson said.

The officer's body camera wasn’t turned on at the time of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing, and the shooting officer, Lt. Ed Ouimette, is currently on industrial leave with his return to work unknown at the time, Tempe Police said.

However, protestors are asking that Lt. Ed Ouimette be fired from his position. If not, they've warned that their protests will "intensify," a press release said.

Tempe Police is aware of the planned protest and doesn’t have plans to divert or shut down traffic.

Police say they support those who choose to protest peacefully, and they're urging protestors to remain on sidewalks.

If anyone interferes with traffic, they could be arrested.