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NAACP Asks Pasadena For Police Shooting Documents In The Death Of Kendrec McDade, Unarmed Teen

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Family members and students mourn Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching into his waistband, according to police. The police were chasing McDade, believing him to be one of two thiefs who had just robbed Oscar Carrillo, who had told police that McDade was armed.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) | AP

PASADENA, Calif. -- The NAACP has asked Pasadena officials for documents, audio recordings and ballistic reports related to last month's police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

Police say 19-year-old Kendrec McDade was shot to death on March 24 by officers responding to what turned out to be a false armed robbery report. Authorities have said that false report set in the mind of the officers that McDade was armed.

The Pasadena branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People submitted the request Monday.

Lt. Phlunte Riddle said Tuesday that copies of reports are not released during ongoing investigations.


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