NAACP to investigate 2 deadly Norfolk police shootings

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ The NAACP says it will investigate two recent deadly police shootings that have happened in Norfolk.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk chapter President Joe Dillard said Tuesday afternoon that the families of India Beaty and Tyre Privott asked his office for help.

Dillard said he’s asked state NAACP officials for assistance.

Police say 25-year-old Beaty, a black woman, was shot and killed by officers Saturday after threatening them with what turned out to be a fake handgun.

Norfolk police shot and killed Privott on March 11. The 25-year-old black man was a suspect in a killing and was confronted by police while walking in the road. Police say Privott shot at police and an officer fired, striking and killing him.

Police have said neither shooting was recorded by body cameras.
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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot