There’s no officer protection clause, I’ll grant you that — but so what?
Sirous Martel

According to various reports, there was pcp in the car, the man was acting erratically, he wouldn’t do anything the cops told him, the window on his SUV was 2/3 of the way down, and he reportedly reached in the car window. Complicating matters, the officer next to her fired his tazer a half a second before she shot the man.

Hindsight is always 20/2 and we know there was no weapon in the vehicle, but the officers didn’t have that information. The DA, apparently under political pressure and the city worrying about possible riots, charged her with felony first degree manslaughter. This case will end like the Baltimore case, She will be found not guilty because they overcharged her, and because the second officer firing his tazer at almost the same instant means he detected the same threat she did, in the smae place and at the same time. It’s entirely possible that her pulling the trigger was an almost involuntary response to the other officer firing his tazer.

That she made a mistake is obvious. The idea that she made a felony criminal mistake is bogus.

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