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An attorney for the family of a man shot at his home by an off-duty Dallas police officer said he believes authorities are trying to damage the victim's reputation by searching his home for drugs and other illegal items.

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#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-09-14 03:09 PM | Reply

The search warrant was necessary because...?

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-09-14 03:24 PM | Reply


If it were me, I'd definitely think the officer's home should be searched, since apparently she was the one who was acting quite oddly.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-14 03:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dallas police make Colin kaepernick look pretty convincing. White police officer can shoot dead a guy who was minding his own business in his own home and the police search his apartment and not hers. She should have been carrying a toy gun that she could have planted on his body after she killed him.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-14 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Drugs: the Government's convenient trump card whenever the need to introduce fear, uncertainty and doubt on their selected victim. -------.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-14 03:32 PM | Reply

Lee Merritt is anti police no matter the situation. The police are only trying to get the facts. Before we rush to judgement let's wait for all the info to come out. He had more than a QP of weed. Maybe he was a narcotics dealer and when she came to the door he thought it was a raid and was rushing to attack her when she shot him. That sounds plausible to me.

#6 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 03:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lee Merritt is anti police no matter the situation. The police are only trying to get the facts. Before we rush to judgement let's wait for all the info to come out. He had more than a QP of weed. Maybe he was a narcotics dealer and when she came to the door he thought it was a raid and was rushing to attack her when she shot him. That sounds plausible to me.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 03:49 PM | REPLY

BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are dong their damnedest to clear a white cop of killing another unarmed black man. Same song and dance and you're covering for it too.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He had more than a QP"

This is the point where I give you the opportunity to admit that you have no idea what you're talking about and misspoke or that you pulled that straight out your ass. 10.4 grams of weed is roughly 3/8 of an ounce, not a pound.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-09-14 04:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

10.4 grams of weed is roughly 3/8 of an ounce, not a pound.

POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE AT 2018-09-14 04:15 PM | REPLY

WOW That's almost spot on.

0.3668492

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:21 PM | Reply

I misspoke. I know there are 16oz in a lb. I wasn't sure what I was thinking. It doesn't change the fact that It sounds like this guy had some marijuana in his house. They need to do a full drug workup on the guy to see if he was on narcotics to determine if he was under the influence and that possibly led to him being shot. I will wait until all the facts are in before I pass judgement on this officer.

#10 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 04:28 PM | Reply

You really believe what you just wrote, don't you?

#11 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-09-14 04:32 PM | Reply

It doesn't change the fact that It sounds like this guy had some marijuana in his house. They need to do a full drug workup on the guy to see if he was on narcotics to determine if he was under the influence and that possibly led to him being shot. I will wait until all the facts are in before I pass judgement on this officer.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 04:28 PM | REPLY

So what if he had maryjane in his house. That doesn't justify his murder. You people disgust me. The God damned woman cop was pacing back and forth for Christ sake. If it were justifiable homicide she would not have done that. She screwed up.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:34 PM | Reply


@#11 ... I will wait until all the facts are in before I pass judgement on this officer. ...

Yet you apparently are more than willing to pass judgment on the deceased and the lawyer of the deceased's family.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-14 04:35 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

www.youtube.com

Check out these youtube channels and see if your view on police shootings don't change. They really opened my eyes.

#14 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 04:38 PM | Reply

Check out these youtube channels and see if your view on police shootings don't change. They really opened my eyes.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 04:38 PM | REPLY

Sorry you don't get to deflect from THIS situation. It IS THIS situation we're discussing.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:40 PM | Reply

Laura I am waiting for all the facts to come out. I think the police officer made a mistake going to the wrong apartment. I am interested in seeing if this gentleman played any part in his own death. Possibly mitigating circumstances for her.

#16 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 04:45 PM | Reply

I am interested in seeing if this gentleman played any part in his own death. Possibly mitigating circumstances for her.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 04:45 PM | REPLY

NO HE DID NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She broke into his house and shot him dead. He's the innocent victim that you are desperately trying to slime because you're a badge polisher.

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


@#16 ... Laura I am waiting for all the facts to come out. ...

Yet you continue to besmirch the deceased with your imaginings.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-14 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"...you're a badge polisher." - #17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 04:50 PM

A badge polisher?

Is that something found in the Kama Sutra?

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-14 04:54 PM | Reply


@#17 ... She broke into his house and shot him dead. ...

That is part of a big issue I have with these types of shootings.

The deceased can say nothing in his own defense. His only voice now is what the investigators find.

The shooter, on the other hand, can say anything (true or untrue) so long as what the investigators find does not contradict what she says.

The deceased cannot defend himself against any possible untrue allegations.

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-14 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am interested in seeing if this gentleman played any part in his own death. Possibly mitigating circumstances for her.

#16 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

Under Texas law, there is literally NOTHING he could have done to play a part in his own death or provide a mitigating circumstance.

He could have opened fire on her and she STILL couldn't shoot back.

SHE BROKE INTO HIS HOME

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-14 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

#6 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

Hey ------.

What right did the police have for breaking into his house?

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-14 06:07 PM | Reply

It doesn't change the fact that It sounds like this guy had some marijuana in his house.

How does this justify her breaking into his house and shooting him??

Stop voting. Don't reproduce.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-14 06:13 PM | Reply

#10

3/8ths oz of herb....I have that much spilled on my shirt right now.
No need to get shot about it.

#24 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-14 06:37 PM | Reply

You don't understand.
When a white cop shoots a black man, he must have deserved it.
They will find a reason eventually.
Even if it is just chilling while uppity.

#25 | Posted by bored at 2018-09-14 06:43 PM | Reply

I wonder what 3/8ths of an ounce even looks like.

#26 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 06:49 PM | Reply

#26

This might help.

allweednews.com

#27 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-14 06:55 PM | Reply

i.pinimg.com

I wonder what 3/8ths of an ounce even looks like.

#26 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-09-14 06:49 PM |

#28 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 06:57 PM | Reply

Thanks for the pot education. I had no clue.

#29 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 06:59 PM | Reply

It just saddens me that this young woman will lose her freedom and career over a tragic mistake. While I recognize that a man lost his life it seems to be a pure accident. I caused a car accident when I was younger. luckily nobody was hurt but if somebody was killed I would be no better than this woman. I hope the judge is lenient and she does the minimum which sounds like 2 years.

#30 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It just saddens me that this young woman will lose her freedom and career over a tragic mistake. While I recognize that a man lost his life it seems to be a pure accident. I caused a car accident when I was younger. luckily nobody was hurt but if somebody was killed I would be no better than this woman. I hope the judge is lenient and she does the minimum which sounds like 2 years.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 07:06 PM | REPLY

It wasn't a mistake. It was murder. Why can't you understand this?? Oh and she was a police officer. She should do maximum time for this. We're supposed to hold our police to a much higher standard. If I did this I'd get life in prison and rightfully so.

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 07:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Personally, I don't think they found marijuana in this man's house.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-14 07:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

It just saddens me that this young woman will lose her freedom and career over a tragic mistake.

She murdered someone, you stupid ----.

It saddens me more that that guy is dead.

---- off, you piece of ----.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-14 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Pure accident"

No, probably not. If this was a sincere mixup both parties should have been able to tell it as a funny story later that evening.

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-14 07:32 PM | Reply

If a uniformed police officer suddenly appeared in my home and started yelling orders, I'm pretty sure my reaction would be to stare at her dumbly.

So, I'd be dead.

#35 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-14 07:36 PM | Reply

If this dumb bitch broke into any of our houses we'd be dead.

#36 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-14 07:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"It just saddens me that this young woman will lose her freedom and career over a tragic mistake."

You don't point a gun at someone and pull the trigger by mistake.

Your morals are the same as Brock Turner.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-14 08:35 PM | Reply

Was the same thing done to the cop's apartment and did she surrender a timely blood sample?

What are the chances?

#38 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-14 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You all act like you hate cops unless you need them. Then you expect them to put their lives on the line after you call them every name in the book.

#39 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-14 10:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Yeah.
We act like cops aren't snowflakes.
Maybe cops could do the same.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-14 10:46 PM | Reply

You all act like you hate cops unless you need them. Then you expect them to put their lives on the line after you call them every name in the book.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-14 10:44 PM | REPLY

You act as if the cop is innocent.
You dastardly claimed the black man had something to do with his murder.
You don't hold those accountable for their crimes because they wear badges.
You're the reason we need people like Colin Kaep to take a knee.

#41 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-14 11:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Was the same thing done to the cop's apartment ...

No, there is likely no probable cause to do so. However, a warrant was issued to investigate the electronic lock on her door to determine whether there is evidence of when it was last opened and closed.

... did she surrender a timely blood sample?

Yes, as reported the day this happened and many times since. The results have not yet been released.

#42 | Posted by et_al at 2018-09-14 11:13 PM | Reply

#39

I respect the policing profession. I don't respect what too many do with it.

I get my stories from policemen.

#43 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-15 07:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#39

In regards to that marijuana, can we agree that it's just a wee bit less likely in the case of the dead man's background.

Plus, there's that Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy who carried a few grams of marijuana around with him to throw down if you pissed him off.

#44 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-15 07:30 AM | Reply

From what I've heard, 110% of everybody in America is PO'ed about this, regardless of political spectrum. Now to read the thread, you bastards....

#45 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-15 07:57 AM | Reply

Huh. Reading the comments here, I have to admit I that I don't really know now. I mean, that was a Negro in possession of the killer weed, in the presence of a white woman. Anything could have happened. Guys, I gotta go with justified.

#46 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-15 08:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Dead black man who might have possessed MARIJUANA.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

MAGA

#47 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-15 09:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

thanks etal,

Though, I do not understand why there would be probable cause to search the victim's apartment but not the assailant's. The DA shou;d have taken some precautions to insure that the police did not plant fake evidence against the victim as occurs from time to time.

#48 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 02:24 PM | Reply

For those wondering, the search warrant was necessary for police to retrieve the body and process the crime scene. He was unable to provide consent for them to be there and they probably could not guarantee that another party did not have a right to privacy. Some of the first responders probably smelled MJ smoke which is why that was added to the warrant, since it's still illegal in TX. Investigators will look at all angles in a case like this. The warrant becomes public record as soon it is filed with the clerk's office unless it is filed under seal. This case is getting a lot of media attention so the media would have gotten the heads up on the warrant.

I think there's more to this story. I saw a photo yesterday with the suspect and the victim together. Perhaps a lover's quarrel? She was obviously not there on official business.

#49 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2018-09-15 02:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#49, I get it now.

#50 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 02:52 PM | Reply

I saw a photo yesterday with the suspect and the victim together. Perhaps a lover's quarrel?

Interestingly enough. This was my hunch when I first read about the incident.

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-15 02:59 PM | Reply

"Check out these youtube channels and see if your view on police shootings don't change. They really opened my eyes.
POSTED BY BYRDMAN"

^
It would be hilarious if his link just goes to the Rodney King beating.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-15 03:12 PM | Reply

It just saddens me that this young woman will lose her freedom and career over a tragic mistake.

#30 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

So is a mistake now? What happened to your speculation that he was out of his mind on drugs and was rushing her?

Here's what I think. You've demonstrated that you'll make up stories that have no basis on fact in order to provide cover for government sanctioned murder. She wasn't there because of the weed and she never got attacked. Nothing in her statement supports anything you said. She broke into his home and murdered him. This is the second person she has killed. She a danger to society and has no business being a cop or walking the streets with the law abiding people.

#53 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-09-15 03:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is the second person she has killed. She a danger to society and has no business being a cop or walking the streets with the law abiding people.

POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2018-09-15 03:57 PM | REPLY

I was unaware of this. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#54 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-15 04:00 PM | Reply

"Here's what I think. You've demonstrated that you'll make up stories that have no basis on fact in order to provide cover for government sanctioned murder."

In his mind, he's just presuming she's innocent.
Since she's innocent, that means the other party must be guilty of something.
So then he starts daydreaming up ways he might be guilty.

But in his mind, he's just being Fair and Balanced.
It's pretty amazing he doesn't realize how he's thinking, don't you think?

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-15 04:22 PM | Reply

#49

The MJ was found in plain view in the kitchen. Warrants are routine for homicide scenes. The women in the photo are his co-workers. There is no evidence of a prior relationship or that they even knew each other.

This is the second person she has killed.

No it's not. The first one occurred when the suspect became combative during a search by another officer. She tased the guy but he was able to take the taser away from her. That's when she shot him, he survived and plead guilty to disarming her.

All of this and more is covered in the 20 some odd articles published by the Dallas Morning News. www.dallasnews.com

#56 | Posted by et_al at 2018-09-15 05:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She was so high from all that marijuana she thought she was in her own apartment.

I shoulda been a lawyer!

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-15 08:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You act as if the cop is innocent.

She is, until a jury rules otherwise.

It wasn't a mistake. It was murder. Why can't you understand this??

Said by someone who has NONE of the facts except what the biased media want her to hear. How about you let the professionals handle this one, umkay?

#58 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-15 10:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

She is, until a jury rules otherwise.

Common sense isn't a strong suit is it??
It wasn't a mistake. It was murder. Why can't you understand this??
Said by someone who has NONE of the facts except what the biased media want her to hear. How about you let the professionals handle this one, umkay?

Trust cops??? ROFLMMFAO

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-09-15 10:59 PM | REPLY

#59 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-15 11:15 PM | Reply

She is, until a jury rules otherwise.

Common sense isn't a strong suit is it??

Knowledge of our judicial system isnt yours, is it?

#60 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-15 11:26 PM | Reply

Knowledge of our judicial system isnt yours, is it?

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-09-15 11:26 PM | REPLY

statelaws.findlaw.com

The defendant committed or attempted to commit a felony (other than manslaughter) and in performing that felony, committed an act that was clearly dangerous to human life and this act caused the death of an individual.

#61 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-15 11:29 PM | Reply

You act as if the cop is innocent.

She is, until a jury rules otherwise.

It's interesting how you extend the benefit of a doubt to cops.

But, not to the black Americans they kill.

#62 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-15 11:33 PM | Reply

It's interesting how you extend the benefit of a doubt to cops.
But, not to the black Americans they kill.

POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2018-09-15 11:33 PM | REPLY

He's a badge polisher. It's sad really.

#63 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-15 11:35 PM | Reply

She is, until a jury rules otherwise.

Just think of her as a white, female, O.J. Simpson.

#64 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-15 11:41 PM | Reply

If tha key don't fit, you must acquit.

#65 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-15 11:52 PM | Reply

I've already said if she's convicted, and she should be charged with manslaughter, she should go to jail.

What else do you want?

#66 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-16 12:08 AM | Reply

"Said by someone who has NONE of the facts except what the biased media want her to hear. "

The anti-pig media wanted me to know there's pot in his apartment?
You're a garbage man with garbage values.

#67 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 12:12 AM | Reply

If tha key don't fit, you must acquit.

POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST AT 2018-09-15 11:52 PM | REPLY

If the key don't fir. Her freedom you must omit.

#68 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 12:26 AM | Reply

If tha key don't fit, you must acquit.
POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST AT 2018-09-15 11:52 PM | REPLY
If the key don't fit. Her freedom you must omit.

POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-09-16 12:26 AM | REPLY

Well ----.

#69 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 12:28 AM | Reply

That's almost rap.

#70 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-16 12:31 AM | Reply

Laura you think anybody who wants to give cops their fair shake are badge polishers. Not all cops are out there looking to kill blacks. The media has been lying to you. Most of the shootings on black men have occured because the perp broke the law and wouldn't stop resisting when they were lawfully being arrested.

#71 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-16 12:32 AM | Reply

Laura you think anybody who wants to give cops their fair shake are badge polishers. Not all cops are out there looking to kill blacks. The media has been lying to you. Most of the shootings on black men have occured because the perp broke the law and wouldn't stop resisting when they were lawfully being arrested.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-16 12:32 AM | REPLY

You're full of caca FULL STOP. This is simply untrue.

#72 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 12:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There is a channel on youtube called Donut Operator that is run by a former police officer that gives clear and concise breakdowns on arrest videos. I urge you to watch it. It will help you clear through the media smokescreen and get the real information on the latest arrest videos.

#73 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-09-16 12:43 AM | Reply

My money is on BYRDMAN being a cop.

#74 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-16 12:46 AM | Reply

There is a channel on youtube called Donut Operator that is run by a former police officer that gives clear and concise breakdowns on arrest videos. I urge you to watch it. It will help you clear through the media smokescreen and get the real information on the latest arrest videos.

POSTED BY BYRDMAN AT 2018-09-16 12:43 AM | REPLY

You are using a youtube channel to base your opinions on??? Really??? Please don't insult my intelligence PLEASE.

#75 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 12:48 AM | Reply

www.vox.com

There are huge racial disparities in how US police use force
Black people are much more likely to be shot by police than their white peers.

An analysis of the available FBI data by Vox's Dara Lind found that US police kill black people at disproportionate rates: Black people accounted for 31 percent of police killing victims in 2012, even though they made up just 13 percent of the US population. Although the data is incomplete because it's based on voluntary reports from police agencies around the country, it highlights the vast disparities in how police use force.

One of those potential factors: subconscious racial biases. Studies show, for example, that officers are quicker to shoot black suspects in video game simulations. Josh Correll, a University of Colorado Boulder psychology professor who conducted the research, said it's possible the bias could lead to more skewed outcomes in the field. "In the very situation in which [officers] most need their training," he said, "we have some reason to believe that their training will be most likely to fail them."

The racial disparities have fueled criticisms of law enforcement over the past few years, culminating in the Black Lives Matter movement that has risen to national prominence due to the controversial police killings of Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, among others. For critics, the disparities and high-profile killings have fostered concerns that black lives matter less to police, and that the next victim of a police shooting could be just about any black American.

#76 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 12:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#76 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-09-16 12:55 AM | FLAG: NEWSWORTHY

#77 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-09-16 12:57 AM | Reply

"Most of the shootings on black men have occured because the perp broke the law and wouldn't stop resisting when they were lawfully being arrested."

^
Translation:
Therefore, the other shootings are okay too.

#78 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 01:50 AM | Reply

My money is on BYRDMAN being a cop.
#74 | POSTED BY REDIAL

^
I'm going with Leather Daddy Motorcycle Cop.

#79 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 01:52 AM | Reply

"Most of the shootings on black men have occured because the perp broke the law and wouldn't stop resisting when they were lawfully being arrested."

Penalties
Someone convicted of felony resisting arrest can be subjected to any or all of the following penalties:

Incarceration. Sentences may involve time in the county jail, or one or more years in state prison, depending on the state. The judge may require that the entire sentence be served in jail.
Fines. Courts impose fines to penalize defendants. These fines also help defray the cost of maintaining the criminal justice system. Fines vary depending on the circumstances but usually start at $1,000.
Probation. A person on probation regularly meets with a probation officer and fulfills other terms and conditions, such as maintaining employment and attending counseling.
Community service. Courts often include as a part of probation the requirement that the defendant volunteer for a specified number of hours with court-approved organizations, such as charities.
www.criminaldefenselawyer.com


I don't see anything here that suggests that the death penalty is appropriate for "resisting arrest"

In order to secure a conviction for resisting arrest, the prosecutor must produce evidence on the following issues, called the "elements" of the offense, and the judge or jury must decide that the prosecutor has proved each one of them beyond a reasonable doubt. While the elements of the crime may vary from state to state, usually all of the following must be true:

The defendant intentionally resisted or obstructed a law enforcement officer. This means the defendant intentionally acted in a way to hinder the arrest. However, the person need not have intended the result or harm that his actions caused.
The defendant acted violently toward the law enforcement officer or threatened to act violently. For example, striking or pushing the officer would satisfy this requirement. Similarly, a defendant's threat to strike an officer with an object in the defendant's hand would also satisfy this requirement.
The law enforcement officer was lawfully discharging his official duties. This means the law enforcement officer was properly engaged in the performance of official duties, such as investigating a crime or making a traffic stop. www.criminaldefenselawyer.com


I also don't see where "running away" justifies the use of lethal force.

#80 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-09-16 02:09 PM | Reply

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