Miscommunication

NC Probes Police Shooting of Deaf Man

North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate a police shooting that took place on Aug. 18 after a car chase with a deaf man in Charlotte. Police say they tried to pull over Daniel Kevin Harris for speeding, but after a brief chase and a confrontation, a state trooper shot and killed the motorist. It is not clear if police knew at the time that Harris, who leaves behind a 3-year-old, was deaf. “Worst thing is... my brother Daniel is deaf. How he can communicate with polices and able to feel safe and protect himself from polices? My brother is UNARMED and still get shot by police,” Harris’ brother, Charles Harris, wrote on Facebook about the incident. He said his brother was “really scared” of police and the family could not understand why Daniel was shot. Details on the incident are scarce, but state investigators say they are trying to get dashcam and body-camera footage to learn more.