There was a call to the cops about a man allegedly pointing a rifle out of a fifth floor of an Inn.
Inside the room he was doing rum shots with a woman and showing off his pellet-gun he used in his job as pest-control.
When they left the room at the Inn the cops ordered them both to the ground. The man begged for his life, asking not to be shot, and was sobbing at points. Instead of sending another officer over to cuff him when he was prone on the ground they basically told them that he and the woman were taking their lives into their hands if they made any mistakes following their regularly-issued and at times confusing orders. Near the end they told him to crawl down the hallway towards them. It appears his shorts started to slip and he reached for them. The cop shot him. He was not found with any weapon on him.
ETA: Here is an Atlantic article with the cop's body-cam footage. Not easy to watch. If you do decide to watch it the relevant portion started when Daniel comes onto view starts just after 12:45. The shooting doesn't happen until 17:10.
The jury acquitted this cop.
Note: the cop's service weapon had "you're f*ck*d" scratched into it. Not clear if this information would have made a difference with the jury, but they were not allowed to be informed of this.
Edited by sierraleone, 08 December 2017 - 08:11 PM.