Who is Hawa Bah

Hawa Bah takes us to the home of her late son Mohamed Bah. Pushing on the buzzer to his apartment, a ringing sound emerges but no one is home. She explains that he was killed by police officers after she called for an ambulance. “He was a good boy and never bothered no one”.  Growing up, Mohamed was like the man of the house who always tried to help everybody. He came to the United States at 16 years old for an education. In high school he was an honor roll student, and in college he did well.

Day one of the Mohamad Bah Civil Trial
Hawa Bah being comforted by supporters on Day one of the Mohamed Bah civil trial.

Mohamed came to the U.S. in search of a better life and an education. When he fell ill, Hawa flew to him so she could help.  Police responded before an ambulance did. Hawa offered to help the officers, but they refused. Mohamed was shot multiple times.

She seeks to restore Mohamed’s honor and help his legacy live on. The final hearing in the case was held in a federal civil court on November 1st, 2017. The civil trial lasted 14 days. The Mohamed Bah estate was awarded by a jury 2.215 million dollars.

According to a statement released by the NYPD’s media department, they do not agree with the jury’s decision and plan to appeal.