A few posts below this one you'll find some combox GammaGirl arguing over the use of deadly force--a topic about which she is either totally ignorant, or to which she is willfully blind.
Jonathan Turley is neither.
..The DOJ report did not read like any post-shooting review I have read as a criminal defense attorney or law professor. The DOJ statement notably does not say that the shooting was clearly justified. Instead, it stressed that “prosecutors would have to prove not only that the officer used force that was constitutionally unreasonable, but that the officer did so ‘willfully.’” It seemed simply to shrug and say that the DOJ did not believe it could prove “a bad purpose to disregard the law” and that “evidence that an officer acted out of fear, mistake, panic, misperception, negligence, or even poor judgment cannot establish the high level of intent.”
While the Supreme Court, in cases such as Graham v. Connor, has said that courts must consider "the facts and circumstances of each particular case," it has emphasized that lethal force must be used only against someone who is "an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others, *and* ... is actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade arrest by flight."...
Want that in short?
The report was a whitewash, and not even a skillfully-crafted one.
The cup is a MURDERER.
The cop used self-defense.
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