Community activists and relatives of Clark have questioned why officers needed to fire 20 shots. In a statement, police said: “At the time of the shooting, the officers believed the suspect was pointing a firearm at them.”
In the three law enforcement videos — one from each of the two shooting officers’ body cameras and one from a sheriff’s helicopter that aided them in tracking down the suspect — officers report several times before they confront the man that they believe he is armed.
…At no time can the officers be heard identifying themselves as police.
…Police acknowledged in their statement Wednesday that no weapon was found.
…They said, ‘Put your hands up, gun,’ and then they just let loose on my nephew,” Durham said.
“They didn’t give him a chance to put his hands up or anything, and then when they shot him down.”
Incompetent, lawless, murderous thugs like these have no business wearing a badge. The idea that murdering someone is OK because you are scared is bullshit. If an officer can keep calm in a tense situation they have no business being an officer in the first place.