Video Of Police Shooting Released by Family

I remember when this first happened last year. The family tearfully claimed they called police to help with a mentally ill relative. However, the police responded with more force than they anticipated when the relative lunged at an officer with a knife.

But the family must have anticipated some force, as they set up a hidden camera to capture the event as it unfolded. They just released the video:

The video fully exonerates the officer, imo. It shows the responding officers acted with great restraint and gave the suspect every opportunity to drop his weapon. And it shows the suspect lunging at the officer, making it a legitimate case of self defense.

I don't know why the family thought it was a good idea to make the video public.

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:42 PM


1 must be using a 9mm if it takes 11 rounds.

Posted by: al h. at May 10, 2014 01:30 AM

2 Did the gunfire set off smoke alarms?

Posted by: Fox2! at May 10, 2014 11:52 AM

3 NEVER call the paramilitary Police on a family member, EVER...

That said the Police had every right to shoot him once they were invited into the house and he grabbed a weapon...

Posted by: Despiser at May 10, 2014 12:36 PM

4 al h it didn't necessarily take 11 rounds. A shooter tends to fire a lot more rounds under stress than he thought he did or intended to-- many cases of police officers/military thinking they only fired 2 or 3 rounds when in fact they emptied their entire magazine. Also, no matter what the caliber, the individual does not immediately go limp (unless, usually, when shot in the head), so the officer can continue to fire until "the threat has been eliminated" i.e. the target is no longer moving. Sometimes the individual is already dead but still moving reflexively, so one never knows...

Posted by: Wolfenberry at May 10, 2014 06:53 PM

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