posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 06:43 PM
a reply to: starfoxxx
The only claim that I have made was that the officer was drug by the car, and he clearly was. The stabilized video shows he was moved a few feet
before the fatal shot, and even further after the shot. So I don't know what video you are watching, but your observation is a bit off...
The fact of the matter is, the cop reached in the vehicle to try to prevent the suspect from putting the vehicle in drive or to try to turn the car
off (you can see him reach in that direction first). He did not succeed, and at that point the officer's life was in danger because he was partially
inside the car and the car started to move. The officer then grabbed the suspects seat belt to hang on, I'm guessing in fear, because that is a
natural reaction when you are partially in a vehicle and it starts to move, you hang on for your life. Once you make the decision to "hang on" when a
vehicle starts to move, you can't let go unless you want to risk road rash, and possibly broken bones. You are kind of stuck until the vehicle stops
Clearly, since the suspect was not following the officer's order to "stop" from driving off, the officer feared he would have to hang on to the car
and get dragged down the road at high speeds. Either way, the officer feared he was going to get injured from that point on. He must have felt it
was necessary to incapacitate the driver to get the car to stop. Unfortunately it didn't get the car to stop, and it started to speed up even more.
That is when he had no choice but to let go and face the injuries of jumping from a moving vehicle, which he didn't want to do.
You see, police officers can't hesitate when they fear their body and or life is in danger. It could cost them. In this case, the officer can't
wait until he is dragged all the way down the road by a vehicle before making the decision to forcefully stop the driver who wont willingly stop. He
had to make the decision before he is fully dragged down the road and possibly injured. He had to stop him before it was too late. All
things considered, the officer foresaw himself having to hang on to the car and getting dragged down the road because the driver was not stopping. So
he had no choice but to make the decision to forcefully stop the driver.
I still hold that the officer is not-guilty. His body and life was in danger.
As for his comments and his "lies" that seemingly don't match the story to some of you, I think it comes down to semantics.