Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Officer Shoots Wreck Survivor, Doesn’t Tell Anyone, Escapes Charges 

Police Officer Patrick Feaster drew his gun and immediately pressed off a shot as a clearly unarmed Andrew Thomas attempted to climb out of his overturned vehicle. Feaster didn’t report the shooting for 11 minutes, but will not face any charges.
Most of the “Oh my God, cops shot a guy they shouldn’t have!” outrage we come across tends to come from the family of a violent criminal lying about the circumstances of a case. In most instances the outrage quickly peters out once the suspect turns out to have been an armed threat whom the officer or officers were justified in shooting… sometimes a lot.
This is not one of those cases.
Dash cam footage from the November 25 incident shows the driver, 26-year-old Andrew Thomas, crashing his SUV. His wife was ejected from the window and died at the scene, reports CBSN’s Vladimir Duthiers.
Feaster walks towards the car and fires one shot, hitting Thomas in the neck as he attempted to get out through the window. Twenty-five seconds, later Feaster describes Thomas as being uncooperative.

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