Walter Wallace's Family Won't Call For Officers To Face Murder Charges

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Walter Wallace's Family Won't Call For Officers To Face Murder Charges
Wallace family attorney Shaka Johnson called for Philadelphia police to train officers to better handle mental health emergencies.
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The family of the Black man killed by Philadelphia police earlier this week say they're not calling for murder charges against the officers who killed him.

Walter Wallace's family says the police department didn't properly train the officers.

Wallace family attorney Shaka Johnson called for Philadelphia police to put better training in place — specifically on keeping people alive.

He says officers are not equipped to deal with mental health emergencies.

Johnson and the Wallace family were able to review body camera footage of the encounter last night.

Wallace was shot at least 14 times within 30 seconds of the officers arriving on scene.

The 27-year-old was holding a knife and refused officers' commands to drop it.

The body camera footage will be made public.