An unidentified officer stopped Young, about 1:30 a.m. on September 19, because his car appeared to be unsafe, Linndale police. No warrants. No drugs. The police just found a handy excuse to pull the young man over.
"The front bumper was hanging off, there were dents on it, and the windshield was shattered and bowed out, as if someone's head went into it from the inside," said Sgt. Tim Franczak. "The officer couldn't believe that anyone would drive such a car with that kind of damage. We don't know how he was able to see through the windshield. The officer thought the driver had been involved in a hit-skip accident."The unidentifed police officer assumed the worst about this young man because of the condition of his car ... and then takes that poor image into action by killing 21-year old Young. Young died after his car crashed into a utility pole after being shot with a stun gun by Linndale police just minutes before the crash.
Franczak said police smelled a strong odor of alcohol from Young and asked him to get out of the car. He refused.
"The window was open, but the door was locked," Franczak said. "Police know better than to reach into a car, so the officer tasered him. Just as he fired the Taser, the car took off at a high rate of speed."Young drove erratically as he sped off, Franczak said. Before the Linndale officer had a chance to report the fleeing vehicle, Young's car was spotted by a Linndale police officer, who gave chase.
Young's car went a short distance and turned onto Tiedeman Road, where it crashed into a utility pole.
"It was horrific, it looked like a plane crash," Franczak said. "I wish it would have ended differently, but our officer did everything right."
Villager's Voice: It appears to me that this situation never happens if the police didn't profile Yuceff Young II based on the condition of his car. What a waste of human life ... and all because the police decided to use a taser gun when it wasn't necessary. 42 people killed in the first 42 weeks of the year after police deployed a taser on them. Do you see a problem here?