Eleven years have passed since Amadou Diallo, an unarmed 22 year old from Guinea, was killed by four New York City police officers in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building. Just after midnight on February 4th, 1999, 41 shots were fired at Diallo in the doorway to his Bronx apartment building, killing him on the spot.
The officers were charged with second degree murder. In their defense, they said they believed Diallo was reaching for a gun when they fired on him. On February 25, 2000 all four officers were acquitted of the charges.
Diallo's death and the trial sparked anger in New York City, especially toward then Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The slide show below reflects some of the immediate reactions.