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Date Sep 12, 2020
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Karl B. Schultz
Address Buffalo, NY

Incident Description

Willie Henley was shot in the abdomen by Buffalo police. "Put your bat down," calls out one officer with a gun trained on the man. "Nobody wants to hurt you." Henley, who continues to try to walk away from the group of more than half a dozen officers, some of whom have weapons drawn, responds, "I didn’t call y'all! I wasn’t doing nothing. I was by myself." Henley was known for carrying his baseball bat wherever he went, slept with it on street corners at night, and lined up for meals every day with it at the Buffalo City Mission. Those who regularly interacted with him described him as "very quiet, very peaceful."

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