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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

after telling deputies to shoot unarmed man

A Tennessee sheriff is facing a lawsuit after he was taped telling deputies to shoot a man during a car chase instead of risking damage to patrol cars by ramming the suspect. "They said 'we're ramming him,'" White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe said on tape after the suspect Michael Dial, was killed, according to The Guardian. "I said, 'Don't ram him, shoot him.' F--- that shit. Ain't gonna tear up my cars." Dial's widow is suing Shoupe in federal court, alleging excessive use of force in the killing of her husband, the Guardian reported. After Dial was shot, Shoupe arrived on the scene, where his comments were picked up by a body camera worn by one of the deputies. "I love this shit," Shoupe said, according to The Guardian. "God, I tell you what, I thrive on it."


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The chase with Dial began after police attempted to pull the man over for driving with a suspended license. But he drove away, prompting the car chase.

The county declared last year that the shooting was justified and that law enforcement officials had acted reasonably.

But the lawsuit says that the recording of Shoupe's comments proves a "malicious and sadistic mindset," according to the Guardian. The lawsuit also names the county, the city of Sparta, Tenn., and the two deputies who fired at Dial.


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Run from or attack the police...Get shot. Should be standard practice.

#1 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-07 01:58 PM | Reply

Shooting somebody for running? Jesus, that's some pretty ------ up ----.

Every kid in the northeast has run from the cops after chucking snowballs at cars.

#2 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-02-07 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He should be charged with capital murder.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-07 02:16 PM | Reply

The widow can kiss it though. Her husband endangered multiple lives and was completely reckless. Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

I've heard all sorts of ------ spout off like the sheriff did about loving it/living for it, wanting action, etc. I've literally only believed one of them. Some people just talk for the sake of talking because they're scared or trying to act like they aren't.
Nobody ever likes those tools, and nobody believes them.

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-02-07 02:19 PM | Reply

Sorry Chair. It should have said run from and attack the police. With that said, the guy was trying to get away by running over people and destroying everybody else's property. Shoot him DRT. What else are you gonna do? Let criminals go free because they put up too big of a fuss. I would be interested to see what the lab results said.

#5 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-07 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nice to see someone who loves their job. Maybe there is more than one of him in america? who knows.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-08 10:46 AM | Reply

Did pulling over and being civil ever occur to this chap?

#7 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-02-08 12:05 PM | Reply

Run from or attack the police...Get shot. Should be standard practice.

It is...in a Police State.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-08 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Or" should have read "AND". The public was without a doubt in serious danger. The police did the right thing by dropping him. As for the wife getting her feelings hurt because the sheriff felt good about his decision, screw her.

#9 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-08 03:49 PM | Reply

Thouh I don't care about the idiot who got shot. I do have a problem with cops who enjoy killing. The Sheriff and his deputies who said nothing should be fired.

#10 | Posted by patron at 2018-02-08 08:49 PM | Reply

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