Akiel Denkins

The Wake County District Attorney has announced that charges will not be filed against the Raleigh police officer who shot and killed Akiel Denkins last February. The state investigation concluded that Officer Twiddy shot Denkins in self-defense after a struggle. The Wake County D.A. said in a statement: “Based on all the evidence available, it […]

In a press conference today, the attorney for Akiel Denkins’ family said that an independent pathologist reported Denkins was shot in the back…not in the chest as indicated by Raleigh’s district attorney.   Initial reports from the city indicates that Denkins was shot in the chest after a struggle. Watch the video here.    

Local leaders held a vigil to call for peace two days after a Raleigh Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy¬†shot and killed 24-year-old Akiel Denkins. Denkins’ mother, Rolanda Byrd spoke after the prayer vigil, stating that she attended the vigil because she needed prayer. Raleigh Mayor Calls For Peace In Wake Of #AkielDenkins Shooting Twitter Responds To […]

A Black man was shot and killed in Raleigh, North Carolina Monday by city police officers after they chased the alleged drug suspect. Akiel Denkins, 24, was unarmed according to his mother and witness statements, the Huffington Post reports.

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane issued a statement today regarding the death of Akiel Denkins. Denkins was shot and killed by Raleigh police yesterday as he ran away from them, according to reports. Police have said they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant to the victim. Bystanders have indicated that Denkins ran from police and […]

As the story of Akiel Denkins’ death continues to unfold, social media is already weighing and passing judgement both on the police and the victim.        

A Raleigh man was shot and killed as police attempted to serve a warrent on a drug charge yesterday afternoon. Media outlets are reporting that 24-year-old Akiel Denkins, a father of two, had a long criminal record. The police officer who shot him was 29-year-old D.C. Twiddy. He is on administrative leave while the State […]

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by Raleigh Police after a long foot chase. The shooting occurred at Bragg Street and S. East Street in southeast Raleigh around noon close to a business called PJ’s Grill and Groceries. An officer was trying to serve a warrant to Denkins on a drug charge when the chase […]