‘We are all in so much pain’: Kumanjayi Walker family’s call for end to police guns has a long history

Cousin weeps outside court as she speaks of ‘joyful and generous’ young man whose death shattered Yuendumu communityZachary Rolfe found not guilty of murder over Kumanjayi Walker fatal shootingGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe families of Kumanjayi Walker have had to hold back their feelings from public view for more than two years. So when they were finally able to speak, on the steps of the Northern Territory supreme court on Friday, their grief and disappointment overwhelmed the carefully worded statements they had prepared.A jury acquitted police officer Zachary Rolfe of murder on Friday over the 2019 shooting of Walker in Yuendumu. The court heard Walker was shot three times, with Rolfe arguing he acted to protect his and his partner’s safety. Continue reading...

‘We are all in so much pain’: Kumanjayi Walker family’s call for end to police guns has a long history

Cousin weeps outside court as she speaks of ‘joyful and generous’ young man whose death shattered Yuendumu community

The families of Kumanjayi Walker have had to hold back their feelings from public view for more than two years. So when they were finally able to speak, on the steps of the Northern Territory supreme court on Friday, their grief and disappointment overwhelmed the carefully worded statements they had prepared.

A jury acquitted police officer Zachary Rolfe of murder on Friday over the 2019 shooting of Walker in Yuendumu. The court heard Walker was shot three times, with Rolfe arguing he acted to protect his and his partner’s safety.

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