I never said he wasn't allowed to pull him over in the first place. They are campus police. Not really supposed to patrol the whole city. Why would someone try to stop a moving car in the first place? So I take it you have had a road rage incident or domestic violence situation? Which by your train of thought you should have been shot on site since you broke the law. Street justice! My point is that there was no justification for him shooting the suspect period. That's why he got charged with murder and lost his job. Why couldn't he have shot the tires out or fire a warning shot in the air? If the Officer was going for the keys, how did he have both hands on his gun? So many things wrong with this scenario and it's not how cops are trained to handle protocol. No one was in the right. At the end of the day you still have a family in remorse. Disbelief? Yes his record included driving under suspension and weed charges. Not really a violent offender or a felon. Hell I've been in trouble for those things when I was younger. Guess what? I'm still here! People make mistakes. That's why we have a court system.
I've lost track of the stops I did and the DV calls I handled. I ask because we all have opinions but that is all it is - an opinion. Add experience and the opinion gains more credibility. I'll say it - the officer should have never reached in BUT he did. That said, things happen so quickly in an altercation and it's easy to sit back, not being there, with 0 experience in stops or resistant subjects and say well he should have done this and because he didn't, we are going to charge him with murder.
Not being from Ohio, I dunno where the stop was or how close it was to campus but that said, I still haven't heard one thing about the stop being outside jurisdiction and thus invalid.
So he only got charged because there was no justification to shoot? Could it be that an admin. threw him under the bus and a city is trying to avoid another Ferguson? I guess stuff like that never happens huh?
Don't put words in my mouth about street justice. I never even implied that. It's an easy concept - comply with a lawful order or face the consequences of not doing so. Things escalate and deescalate quickly. The violator could have done A LOT of things that would have not got him shot. That is why I said he chose poorly. Just like you don't reach into a car to stop a driver from taking off, you don't routinely shoot the tires out or fire a warning shot. Looks great on TV but not so much in the real world.
Frankly, I'm tired of all the people like yourself that come along and defend criminals. Black criminals lives don't matter as much as citizen's lives who you know, obey the law and just try to get thru this world with their families. So because he didn't have a violent felony, he wasn't dangerous? Once again, my experience says differently. I agree, the court system is the place to handle violations of the law, the violator didn't want to do it that way.
You mention you had similar charges against you. When you drove on a suspended license and were holding weed, did you try to drive away when the officer was at your driver's door doing a contact?
Bland, Brown, Garner, Gray, this guy, the guy in Arlington TX a couple days ago all have a two things in common but no one wants to discuss that. They just want to say how police are militarized, bad, use excessive force, and try to control you. Hint: On any call I went on, it was my job to be in control and I think that is what irks people more than anything else.