- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Black Lives Matter protesters reportedly cursed at officers outside a police union fundraiser for a white officer who’s been suspended after fatally shooting a black man in the back following a traffic stop.

Asa Khalif, one of the group’s coordinators, shouted at police through a bullhorn on Sunday that, “It’s a disgrace you’re having a party for a murderer.”

Union president John McNesby declined comment.

Police commissioner Richard Ross says Officer Ryan Pownall has been suspended and should be terminated later this month.

Ross says the 12-year police veteran used “poor judgment” when he fired on David Jones on June 8.

Surveillance video shows Jones running away as he’s shot. He was stopped for riding a dirt bike on city streets and police say he reached for a weapon.

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