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Kenneth Boss, one of the NYPD cops responsible for the death of Amadou Diallo, is set to a get a promotion today.

Amadou’s mother, Kadiatou Diallo, is heartbroken by the news, asking the Daily News, “You have so many police officers out there who deserve to be promoted, and this man is being promoted?”

For doing what? Killing my son? I don’t have any hatred or revenge in my heart, but my life was changed forever that day. This is a stab in the heart.”

Of the 41 shots fired at Amadou when he went to reach for his wallet, five of them belonged to Boss. But passing the required exams is all he needed to get a step up in the ranks.

“Officer Boss has passed the Civil Service exam for promotion to sergeant,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Davis. “He is currently on full-duty status and not subject to any disciplinary or administrative hold.”

Al Sharpton, who was the family’s advisor, is outraged, saying, “I think it’s disgraceful and sends the wrong signal at a time when nationwide we are raising the question of police reform.”

After the shooting in 1999, Boss fought to keep his job, and his newly minted promotion is police policy, not a decision made by upper NYPD brass. “Officer Boss has passed the Civil Service exam for promotion to sergeant,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Davis. “He is currently on full-duty status and not subject to any disciplinary or administrative hold.”

Of the four cops involved in the shooting, Boss is the only one who’s still part of the NYPD.

SOURCE: NY Daily News | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform

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