Md. officer charged with murder after shooting of handcuffed man

  
Via:  freefaller  •  4 weeks ago  •  12 comments

Md. officer charged with murder after shooting of handcuffed man

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A police officer in Maryland is facing multiple charges including murder after he allegedly shot a man multiple times while he was handcuffed and seated in his patrol car.

The officer was charged with second-degree murder, assault, manslaughter and weapons charges after 43-year-old William Green, who is black, was shot seven times by the officer's gun while seated in the vehicle, according to a statement from police.

Cpl. Michael Owen Jr., who is also black and is a 10-year veteran of the force according to USA Today, and another officer who was with Owen on the scene attempted to administer medical aid to Green after the shooting but he died at the hospital a short time later, according to the report.

It was unclear what transpired between the time Green was removed from his car and placed in the squad car, and the shooting itself. "A short time later, for reasons that are now at the center of the investigation, Green was shot seven times by the officer's duty weapon," Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a Tuesday press conference.

"I have concluded that what happened last night is a crime," he continued, adding that there was no "reasonable explanation" for the shooting.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland denounced the shooting in a tweet Tuesday evening, asserting that if body camera footage was available it would show that the shooting was avoidable. "The police killings of Black people like this completely preventable. Police characterize them as unavoidable, but they are not. And body camera footage will show that. #WilliamGreen #BlackLivesMatter," tweeted the group.


The police killings of Black people like this completely preventable. Police characterize them as unavoidable, but they are not. And body camera footage will show that. #WilliamGreen #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/kxj79xyLGc

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Freefaller
1  seeder  Freefaller    4 weeks ago

Most times I'll find myself siding with the police in shooting, however in this case that's seemingly impossible.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Freefaller @1    4 weeks ago
Most times I'll find myself siding with the police in shooting, however in this case that's seemingly impossible.

Like you, I tend to give the LEO the benefit of the doubt.   This time, I'll definitely wait.

My ONLY possible theory is when placing the guy in the squad, he somehow got hold of the LEO's gun and a struggle ensued.  Time and hopefully body cam footage (if any) will determine the truth.

 
 
 
Freefaller
1.1.1  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1    4 weeks ago
he somehow got hold of the LEO's gun

While cuffed?  You're right, best to wait and see

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Freefaller @1.1.1    4 weeks ago
While cuffed?

Yeah, while cuffed.  You'd be surprised at what some people in cuffs are actually capable of doing.   

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

Unless he was cuffed in front against regulations, he obviously didn't think the guy was a threat originally.

 
 
 
Freefaller
1.1.4  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.3    4 weeks ago
Unless he was cuffed in front against regulations

Just read some more.  Handcuffed behind the back, seatbelted in, and police have issued a statement saying they were unable to find any sign of a physical altercation.

 
 
 
squiggy
1.2  squiggy  replied to  Freefaller @1    4 weeks ago

In other stories, Owen had put the stoner suspect next to him in the police car. A cop, a drunk and a gun packed in one place - who could have known? Back cuffs is just a distraction.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Freefaller @1    4 weeks ago

This cop shot him 7 times while handcuffed.  Can't imagine how a struggle ensued here.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Tessylo @1.3    4 weeks ago

We watch "Cops" and Live PD all the time.  Almost anything is possible.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2  gooseisgone    4 weeks ago

Where is "black lives matter" ??????????

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1  Split Personality  replied to  gooseisgone @2    4 weeks ago

They tweeted about it - it's in the article.  Is that not enough?

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2.1.1  gooseisgone  replied to  Split Personality @2.1    4 weeks ago

Hell no.....they burned Ferguson over a lie!!!!!!

 
 
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