Next Friday will mark the one-year anniversary of Jeremy McDole’s death.
The 28-year old, wheelchair-bound man was shot and killed by Wilmington police officers last September. After the Delaware's Department of Justice investigated, it decided against charging any of the four officers involved, though it did offered strong criticism of one officer's performance and how the city trains its police force for situations like this one.
McDole’s mother and grandmother are suing the city of Wilmington for what they say was a racially-charged shooting and wouldn’t have occurred if McDole had been white.
McDole’s mother and grandmother aren’t the only ones involved in the fight for what they call justice for Jeremy. For the first anniversary of his death, McDole’s younger sister Keandra is planning a block party celebration called Jeremy McDole Day in honor of her brother.
But her efforts extend beyond her plans for Jeremy McDole day.
Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spent some time with Keandra recently to talk about her life - before and after her brother’s death.