June 2, 2015
Usaamah Abdullah Rahim
Black, Male, 26
4600 Washington St
Boston Police Department and FBI
Usaamah Rahim was under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was approached by FBI & BPD while on his way to work. Officers say Rahim lunged at them with a military style knife and they were forced to shoot him. Subsequently, Suffolk DA releases video footage of the encounter which is grainy and blurry at best.
Family and advocates have questions as to his reported 2 yr. surveillance, was the initial stop even justified, as well as the necessity to kill him.
STATUS Ruled Justified