CT: Blue Line Gang enforcer arraigned in death of Mubarak Soulemane

Source: SFGate

“A white Connecticut state trooper who fatally shot a [b]lack man, Mubarak Soulemane, following a high-speed chase in 2020 was arraigned Tuesday on a manslaughter charge. Trooper Brian North, who is free on bail, said nothing during or after the brief appearance in Milford Superior Court and did not enter a plea. His next court date was scheduled for June 2. North fired seven gunshots into the driver’s-side window of a stolen car after a chase on Jan. 15, 2020, that ended in West Haven. Soulemane, 19, was killed. An investigation showed Soulemane had a knife but was boxed in by police and unable to drive away. North was arrested last month after state Inspector General Robert Devlin found the shooting was not justified. About nine relatives and supporters of Soulemane were in the courtroom, including his mother, Omo Mohammed. Following the hearing, they chanted ‘Justice for Mubarak’ outside the courthouse.” (05/03/22)