Deputy Fired After Fatal Shooting of Black Airman in Florida

Crestview, Florida – A deputy in Okaloosa County, Florida has been terminated from his position after fatally shooting a Black U.S. Air Force airman, Roger Fortson. The incident, which occurred on May 3, resulted in Deputy Eddie Duran firing six shots at 23-year-old Fortson within seconds of him opening his apartment door. An internal affairs … Read more

Fort Walton Beach Deputy Shoots and Kills Black Airman in Wrong Apartment: An Ongoing Tragedy of Police Brutality

Fort Walton Beach, Florida – A tragic incident involving a sheriff’s deputy in Fort Walton Beach, according to civil rights attorney Ben Crump, has resulted in the shooting and death of 23-year-old U.S. Airforce Senior Airman Roger Fortson. The case has stirred up emotions, particularly within the Black community, where police violence serves as a … Read more

Airman Fatally Shot by Deputy in Florida Apartment: Family Denounces Shooting as “Unjustifiable”

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Body camera footage released by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office shed light on the fatal shooting of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Roger Fortson by a deputy in his apartment on May 3, 2024. The incident, captured on video, has sparked controversy and outcry from Fortson’s family and their legal … Read more