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WATCH: WASHINGTON COP SHOOTS UNARMED MAN

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Antonio Davis, 25, was shot by cops in Spokane, Washington on September 18, 2017. Davis was unarmed.
Newly released body camera footage of the shooting was made available on Wednesday.
Officers Tucker Seitz and Chris McMurtrey were in a vehicle pursuit with Davis. Davis refused to stop because he had felony warrants.
Davis eventually wrecked his vehicle and took off on foot along with his passenger.
As Seitz and McMurtrey zerored in on Davis they yelled for him to stop and threatned to shoot him.
It was then that cops say Davis charged at Seitz prompting him to shoot Davis.
Seitz never turned his body camera on, so his vantage point is not avalable, but the video we do have is from McMurtrey.
Davis can be heard saying, “You shot me, I ain’t gonna move. I ain’t gonna move. Oh, my god. Call an ambulance … Call an ambulance, please.”
Capt. Brad Arleth of the Spokane Police Department said that it is not uncommon for officers to forget to turn on their body cameras. The Captain went on to say:
“Officers assumed Davis was armed based on previous bulletins from Nevada that said Davis was wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm, assault and shooting at a vehicle. The bulletin also mentioned Davis was a suspect in a homicide and that the weapon in that homicide had not been found.”
A 9mm gun was found in Davis’s vehicle upon the shooting.
On Dec. 5, 2017 prosecutors determined that the shooting was justified and decided not to press charges against Seitz. Prosecutors said it was,
“Reasonable for Officer Seitz to use deadly force, because Davis presented a serious and immediate threat,”
the prosecutors added,
“There is no indication Officer Seitz acted out of malice or lacked a good faith belief in the correctness of his actions. Therefore, no criminal liability attaches and no criminal charges

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New Orleans Cop Rehired after Shooting at Unarmed Man to Receive Three Years Backpay

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

A New Orleans police officer got his job back earlier today after he was fired in 2014 for shooting at a suspect that supposedly had a gun during a high speed chase.
The investigation revealed that the suspect did not have a gun and was actually attempting to flee from the officer, but the New Orlean’s  Civil Service Commission cited a lack of evidence to support the officer’s firing, reports WWL.
The officer’s attorney Kevin Boshea said his client was eager to return to police work.
Isaiah Shannon was a six-year veteran officer with the New Orlean’s Police Department when in 2013 he encountered a Chevrolet Impala in what he described as a high-crime area. Shannon was on a special task force designated to target hot zone crime areas.
The two occupants in the Impala were not wearing seat belts, so Officer Shannon and the other officers on scene attempted to make a traffic stop.
The driver of the Impala refused to stop as it ran several stop signs and red lights, eventually losing control and crashing into a pickup truck.
Officers were then able to force the driver out of the car and onto the ground.
But the passenger identified as Terrell Chapman ignored Shannon’s commands not to move and instead reached for a gun jumped in the back seat and ran from the vehicle, according to the officer.
Shannon said when he saw Chapman reaching, he pulled out his department-issued gun and fired a shot at Chapman, narrowly missing him.
But higher ranking officer Lt. Ken Burns stated that Shannon shot at Chapman after he was already out of the vehicle and running away.
There was private surveillance video that captured the encounter, but the footage was grainy and without audio. The video revealed Chapman exiting the vehicle and the crowd reacting to a gunshot.
NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison fired Officer Shannon in November 2014,

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Louisiana Cop Convicted for Killing 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A Louisiana cop who fatally shot a 6-year-old autistic boy five times on November 3, 2015 was convicted of the crime on Friday.
Marksville city marshal Derrick Stafford found himself in hot water before in 2011 when he was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, but Rapides Parish assistant district attorney Monique Metoyer dismissed the charges without explanation.
During the recent trial, Stafford testified in his own defense and attempted to explain to jurors why he didn’t render any aid to 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was riding in the passenger seat with his father Chris Few when he was shot and killed.
Jeremy Mardis, left, and father, Chris Few, right.
“I was in complete shock,” he told jurors.
Stafford, along with his partner, Norris Greenhouse Jr., who is believed to have had an affair with the boy’s mother, is awaiting trial on the same charges.
Stafford and Greenhouse gave the same old excuse to kill, claiming they tried to pull Few over for a warrant, then feared for their lives after Few attempted to run them over by backing into Greenhouse, who had fallen on the ground.
However, dash cam video shows the car not only never moved but was parked at an angle where it could not have backed into the cops even if it tried.
The video instead shows Chris Few inside the car with his hands out the window parked perpendicular to Stafford and Greenhouse Jr. when they roll up in their police cars, jump out and blast rounds into Few’s vehicle.
Five rounds struck Jeremy Mardis, an autistic first-grader, in the head and chest, killing him.
Stafford and Greenhouse claim they had no idea Jeremy was sitting beside his father in the passenger seat.
Three days later, Stafford and Greenhouse were arrested on murder charges with their bonds set at $1

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WATCH: Iowa Cop Leaves Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

After being shot three times by an Iowa cop during a traffic stop on November 1, Jerime Mitchell is now paralyzed from the neck down.
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden announced this week that no charges will be filed against the shooting officer after a grand jury declined to return an indictment against Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones.
However, the grand jury arrived at that decision without obtaining statements from Mitchell, even though his lawyer insists she tried for several weeks to set up an interview with investigators and her client.
The grand jury also arrived at that decision without hearing a recorded conversation between Jones and Mitchell during the traffic stop because the officer’s body-worn microphone was not recording.
Vander Sanden said it is likely the microphone’s rechargeable battery had died because the charge only lasts four hours and the officer was four hours and 15 minutes into his shift, according to The Gazette.
So the grand jury had only a dash cam video to based its decision on.
However, Vander Sanden said he will not file charges against Mitchell even though police found a pound of marijuana, digital scales and $1,500 in cash in his truck because it would not “serve any purpose of justice” considering he is already paralyzed.
The video  shows Jones pulling over Mitchell on November 1 at 1 a.m. because Mitchell’s license plate lights were not working. Jones exits his K-9 patrol vehicle and approaches Mitchell’s vehicle.
Words are exchanged but the dash cam video does not capture them and the officers’ s microphone was not working.
Jones then gestures for Mitchell to exit the vehicle. As Mitchell exits, Jones attempts to place his hands behind his back, but Mitchell resists and an all-out brawl ensues.
During the struggle, Jones remotely opens his doors to allow his police dog to attack Mitchell. The police dog

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