Eveline Barros-Cepeda – 20 Yrs. Old

September 25, 2002

Eveline Barros-Cepeda

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DEMOGRAPHICS
Latina, Female, 25

LOCATION
Boston, MA

ARMED
Unarmed

CLASSIFICATION
Gunshot

POLICE DEPARTMENT
Boston Police Department


Eveline Barros-Cepeda was shot to death by a Boston Police Officer. She was riding in the back seat of a car that police tried to stop after it ran a stoplight. The car allegedly struck Boston Police Officer Michael Paillat prompting his partner Officer Thomas Taylor Jr. to fire five shots into the car as it sped away.

The fatal shooting was the eighth by Boston police officers in a 22-month period between November 2000 and September 2002. Criminal charges were not brought against officers in any of the shootings. The death of the unarmed young mother caused marches, protests, and eventual changes in Boston’s policing guidelines.

STATUS No Criminal Charges Brought


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