April 13, 2009

Taser Killing Cops Back at Work

I see that the two Warren (MI) police officer who tasered 15-year old Robert Mitchell to death on Friday are back at work today. [SOURCE]

The two officers chased the teenager into an abandoned home ... and the boy came out dead. He was 110 pounds of scared teenager. No wants. No warrants. No prior history with law enforcement. He's dead ... and the two police officers had a quiet weekend at home.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said investigators determined the unnamed officers used appropriate force when one of them tasered the teenager to death.

"When you are confronted with a situation of resisting arrest, the officers are trained in using the Taser," Dwyer said. "The officers acted appropriately." Dwyer added: "It’s an unfortunate incident."
It’s still unclear why Mitchell fled police after they pulled over a car in which he was a passenger. He has no outstanding warrants, police said.

"There must have been a reason for him to run," Dwyer said.
Methinks that I know why the kid ran. He was afraid of being killed by the folks that are supposed to protect and serve him. What say u?

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