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The Death of Paul Childs III
"I told them, 'He's a special-needs child. Just talk
to him and get the knife away."'
Helen Childs, whose 15-year-old son, Paul Childs III, was shot to death by a Denver Police officer after he refused to drop a kitchen knife he had clutched to his own chest
Key dates in the case (Denver Post)
Sept. 20: Officer Who Shot Paul Childs Gets Promotion And Raise
Jan. 21: Denver City Attorney Will Fight For Turney's Suspension
Jan. 14: Childs Family Upset At Removal Of Turney Suspension
Jan. 13: Denver Police Officer's 10-Month Suspension Removed
Oct. 29: Testimony Wraps In Turney Suspension Hearing
Oct. 22: Officer Who Shot Paul Childs: "I Did Everything Appropriately"
Oct. 20: Officer Turney Claims He Was "In Imminent Fear" From Teen
September 9: Community-Police Crisis Team Grows In Shadow Of Paul Childs' Shooting Death
July 6: Helen Childs Finds Justice One Year After Son's Death
June 8: Mrs. Childs Satisfied With Settlement, Reforms
May 27: Childs Family Settles With Denver For $1.325 Million
May 11: Panel Readies To Issue Police Use-Of-Force Recommendations
May 4: Denver Cops Angered Over Turney's Suspension
April 16: Turney Receives 10-Month Suspension For Childs' Shooting
April 5: Community Members Demand Turney Be Fired For Paul Childs Shooting
January 29: Denver Mayor Appoints Task Force To Examine Police 'Use Of Force" Policy
October 16: Officer Who Shot Paul Childs Will Not Be Charged
September 16: Johnnie Cochran Joins Legal Team To Prepare Civil Rights Suit Against Denver Police
August 13: Teen's Death Prompts "Paul's Law"
July 30: Advocates, Family, Friends Call For "Paul's Law"
July 9: Childs May Have Been Recovering From Seizure When Shot, Expert Says
July 7: Community Mourns Teen's Death And Calls For Outside Investigation Of Police Who Shot Him
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