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Baltimore police officer in what I would say is a justified shooting

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The Baltimore PD has released a surveillance video (without sound) that shows a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man, who died. In looking at the video and reading what witnesses said, this shooting seems justified: the man who was shot was behaving in a threatening manner and even mimicked drawing a gun (with his hand hidden by his body) and then whipping that hand around to point it at the officer, who (according to witnesses) continually tried to get the suspect to cooperate.

If the police officer had been equipped with a body camera, I imagine the video, shot from the POV of the officer, would show clearly how the suspect’s response looked to the officer: as though the suspect were drawing a weapon.

Written by LeisureGuy

27 September 2015 at 10:14 am

Posted in Law Enforcement

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