Mother of US police-shooting victim to meet authorities

The mother of a young Irishman who was shot and killed by police last week in the US is travelling to Oregon to meet with Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau.

The mother of a young Irishman who was shot and killed by police last week in the US is travelling to Oregon to meet with Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau.

The meeting is expected to be on Friday, The Oregonian newspaper said today.

The death of Andrew “A.J.” Hanlon has sparked a public outcry in Ireland, and Dorothea Carroll is travelling to Oregon alongside some members of the Irish media.

Doug Hansen, a deputy district attorney, said earlier his office expects to convene a grand jury on the June 30 shooting death once an investigation is completed.

Mr Hanlon, described by his family as mentally ill, was killed when police officer Tony Gonzalez responded to a report of a burglary. But relatives said he was in the habit of banging on their door when he wanted to be let in, and that he may have just gotten confused and knocked on the wrong door.

Officer Gonzalez, who joined the police department in 2006, is on administrative leave.

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