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originally posted by: DexterRiley
This happened on June 14, 2014. Didn't we discuss this last year at some point? Or is this another incident where the mother called the cops on her mentally ill son who was armed with a screwdriver?
"What you can tell is that he did not lunge at the guy that had the body cam, you don't see that on tape, that's one of the first things we found suspicious about the account," he added.
The Harrison family's lawsuit notes that police did not attempt to use their stun guns or other less lethal weapons.
"They didn't acknowledge him... they just acknowledged the screwdriver," David Harrison, Jason's older brother, said in a press conference. "As soon as [my mother] got out of the way, [the officers said] 'I need you to put that down, sir!' It went from zero to 100."
The footage of Harrison's death was made public at a time when police nationwide have faced increased scrutiny for using deadly force, particularly during interactions with people who are mentally ill.
Bull. They didn't escalate anything, they asked him to put down the screwdriver multiple times until he lunged at the cop that was certainly close enough to be in danger.
The cops go and knock on the door. The guy comes to the door with a screwdriver. His mother is saying that he's crazy.
originally posted by: ItalianDressing
I have had contact with the police 8-10 times in my life... I am still alive, because I did not attack them! It is simple! They all each time treated me with the upmost respect and professionalism each and every single time. Because I did not threaten or attack them! Play stupid games win stupid prizes.