Autopsy reveals ‘Cop City’ protester had his hands up when killed
A second autopsy for the protester who was killed by a Georgia State Trooper back in January is set to be released today.
It reportedly found the protester had his hands up when he was shot.
Manuel Esteban Paez Terán was killed January 18th in an Atlanta-area forest as police were clearing an encampment of activists.
According to lawyers for Teran’s family — the autopsy found he was most likely seated with his legs crossed when killed.
He had exit wounds in both his hands.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation originally said officers killed Teran in self-defense after he shot a state trooper.
However — the City of Atlanta released videos in which an officer suggests the trooper may have been injured by friendly fire.
Activists have been protesting the construction of a 90-million-dollar police training facility in the forest.
The facility has been given the nickname “cop city.”
Earlier this month — 35 protesters were detained after an attack on the facility.
23 of them are now facing terrorism charges.
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