Protesters marched the streets in New Haven again Thursday, continuing to call for justice after a police-involved shooting that injured a young woman last week.
Grove Street by Yale in New Haven was shut down as protesters demanding justice marched to the university president’s home.
Connecticut State Police say police officers from Yale and Hamden opened fire on a car at the intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Argyle Street in New Haven early in the morning of Tuesday, April 16 while investigating reports of an attempted armed robbery in Hamden. A passenger in that car, 22-year-old Stephanie Washington, was injured.
In the days since, protesters have been demanding that police release the body camera video. State police released the video on Tuesday.
Thursday's protest was multi-layered. In addition to calling for justice for Stephanie and Paul, people also asking for changes to Yale’s labor practices and union treatment. Some students say they’re protesting general racial issues at the university.
Joshua Murray and Makenzie Hawkins are Yale students who say the shooting is the latest example of their school's problematic treatment of the New haven community in which it resides.
"This sort of violence has been going on for a very long time. It just so happens it took a very egregious, visible form in this particular incident," Murray said.
"We’re kind of taught to view New Haven more as a safety concern then really engaging as members of the community. A lot of those problems come from the top down at Yale," Hawkins added.
Both police officers, Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton and Yale Officer Terrance Pollack, have been placed on leave.
The investigation is ongoing. New Haven State's Attorney Pat Griffin will decide whether the Hamden and Yale officers will face criminal charges.
NBC Connecticut reached out to Yale for comment on Thursday's protest and was directed to a web page listing facts about the shooting.