Welp, in a surprise to no one, the officers who shot Bob Meadours over a dozen times were exonerated.
I'm thinking that the lawyer for his family didn't play up the "our officers are trained for this sort of thing" part of the 911 call enough, and the Defendants' argument that the bullet holes in his back "could have been caused" when he turned (after having been shot at least six times in the front?) is pretty damn weak if you ask me. There were four cops there. And they don't remember? Please.
His parents were stoic, and if nothing else a training requirement for handling the mentally ill during incidents like this have been put in place, so hopefully this sort of thing won't happen.
Now if only we could keep them from shooting same people who are laying on the ground in their own yards or in subway stations, we'd be on to something.
There Goes a Man
6 months ago