Linda Hicks is the 62-year old mentally-ill woman killed by Toledo police officer Diane Chandler last month. Ms. Hicks was shot four times by a taser in 'drive stun' mode. A Toledo grand jury cleared Officer Chandler of murder indictment last week.
However, the family of Linda Hicks is not satisfied. The family hired a lawyer to get more answers in this taser-related killing.
I think that the police rely on tasers for convenience, rather than in situations of true danger. I think that these Toledo police officers shot first ... and asked questions later. I hope that the Hicks' family gets answers to their questions!
It remains a mystery to me why two trained police officers were not able subdue a 62-year old woman with a pacemaker without deadly force. She was trapped in a room with no firearms. Did the two police officers truly think that this old woman with a pair of scissors needed to be shot in the head twice to bring her down?
What say u?