This police officer was cleared today after killing a suspect last year. Obviously the Officer is innocent as he did what he was trained to do, but I do think he was a bit excessive.
It's good for people to see how dangerous it is for cops, and they things they have to deal with on a regular basis. My grandfathers were both good cops and had plenty of stories to tell, as well as several close encounters. People on this forum always bash cops but this video shows how heated and spontaneous these types of events usually are.
One day after prosecutors in the Central Valley cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a parolee, attorneys for the man's family released graphic camera footage showing the officer firing 11 bullets into the man, including several that hit him in the back as he rolled on the ground.
Police in Manteca (San Joaquin County) say the officer opened fire after seeing a knife in the man's hand as the suspect got out of a pickup truck, and that a knife was later found in the bed of the vehicle. The family's attorneys countered that the man had been unarmed and trying to surrender when he was shot.
The video is somewhat graphic though, so you have been warned.