So im sure most of you have come across this one. First some links. **I’m kinda torn on this one, because we know how people get when theyre running from the police. They dont drive off nicely, and stop at every stop light and stop sign. They plow through neighborhoods like maniacs. **
So basically the officer pulls him over, is pretty polite the whole time. Tells him why he pulled him over, and ask for his license. He says he doesnt have it, but he can run his name. In the midst of fiddling around for his license, he hands him a closed pint of gin, as the officer saw it on the floor, and asked him about it. He ask the officer why he pulled him over, and the officer tells him again. The officer ask for his license a couple more times, and ask him to be straight up with him if his license is suspended. The guy says he has a license, its just not on him, and he can run his name. Officer ask him to step out the car (still being fairly polite), the guy prevents the door from being opened while starting the car, and as soon as the officer heard the car start, he said stop and shot him in the head. The car rolled some yards, and crashed.
Body cam footage below
While the guy had a long non violent rap sheet (including having 13 kids. Irrelevant, but clearly this dude is an irresponsible clown), and was being weird, and uncooperative when asked to step out the vehicle, to immediately shoot someone in the head seems pretty wild. I understand what probably went through the officers head, which was hes starting the car to take off, hes in a residential neighborhood, hes not cooperating when i asked him to step out, has no license, just a pint of gin, hes going to hurt someone, and this is about to get ugly.
I think the officer will be found not guilty. The jury is going to see this guys rap sheet, him handing the officer a bottle of gin (closed or not), him being uncooperative to a nice officer, then him trying to possibly start his car and take off, and are easily going to not give a fuck about that guy.
Murder wont stick though. Might be too heavy of a charge considering the circumstances. Involuntary manslaughter at best.
He jumped the gun blasting him in the face. I wonder if he had a taser on him. I mean, i dont want this idiot speeding off and into traffic, killing someone, but damn.