For Fear of Kofi investigates the circumstances of a police shooting that took place on March 2, 2010, at the University of Florida. University Police responded to a 911 call from graduate housing; a student stating concern about her neighbor, Kofi, a fellow Ph.D student from Ghana. According to her report, he was having a mental breakdown and she could hear him yelling. 90 minutes later, police forced their way into his apartment and shot him repeatedly, nearly killing him. The University tried to contain the story using non-disclosure agreements. However, not everyone agreed to remain silent. Those involved recount their roles, and the film invites the viewer to examine how this traumatic event could have been avoided.