I'm confused about some of the titles being used. Aren't those who are supervised by a sheriff referred to as "deputies"? Was Slager a county or a city employee?
And basic incompetance where a cop places a dangerous weapon next to a still living suspect. Hmmm...incompetant? Or dishonesty? LOL
I can literally envision verbal gymnastics worthy of an Olympic athlete in that contorted attempt at speculation.
... I really don't know where you were going with this post. A discharged taser isn't a threat, and a guy on the ground after being shot eight times isn't a threat.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
But one does not lay a dangerous duty weapon, out of one's control, near *anyone*, esp not someone still living. Such things are supposed to be properly secured...not dropped next to suspects.
And if it was no longer charged (a threat), then the cop obviously knew that some imagined 'retention' of the taser by the suspect meant he was not a threat at all.
(btw, has the medical examiner said yet how many times he was hit? I know he fired 8 shots...)
He's going down.
Slager laughed about his 'adrenaline-rush' : Cop Laughed About His Adrenaline Rush After Shooting Walter Scott
What kind of a person can laugh after shooting and killing someone?