Cop On Road Rage, Murders Innocent Man
Brunswick Co., North Carolina -
“Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it,” said Cleerdin. “Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying.”
They were stunned with what was happening, as officers reportedly shot dozens of rounds - in the direction on-coming traffic.
“Cops are shooting from the front of the car, back into the rest of the on-coming traffic to the check point, into the rest of the innocent civilians down the road,” said Cleerdin.
Cleerdin says he believes the officers acted with no regard for public safety.
“It was way beyond reckless,” said Cleerdin. “I couldn’t believe it. These are professional people, professional officers, and they’re training, they’re highly trained and they’re not supposed to do stuff like that.”
Officials with the sheriff’s office are keeping tight lipped about the incident. No one will tell us who shot the two suspects, or what even led up to the shooting.
“I could understand why they wouldn’t come out with an explanation as to what happened after seeing what we saw,” said Cleerdin. “It looked like every officer there did not follow protocol in any way, shape, or form.”
After surviving such a scary moment, both Jared and Rose are thankful to spend this Father’s Day with their girl Chloe.
“We’re so lucky and so happy that our child still has parents,” said Cleerdin. “That’s how we feel. We feel like we were inches from death.”
The parents of a 21-year-old woman who was shot in the back of the head by two Utah police officers have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
West Valley, Utah police have said they thought Danielle Willard was buying drugs when they killed her in an apartment complex, the Salt Lake City Tribune has reported.
She tried to back her car into them when they approached her, police say.
The suit claims she was “shot in the back of the head, assassination style” and that it was “without justification” and “unrelated to any legitimate law enforcement purpose.”
The death of Willard set off a public firestorm over the West Valley, Utah’s narcotics department. The FBI began investigating the department, as did the city itself, The New York Times reported. West Valley officials found that in some cases officers on the narcotics squad mishandled evidence.
Willard, who struggled with heroin addiction, had gone to Utah for rehab, her mother Melissa Kennedy told The Times. She was unarmed when she died.
Her mother says part of the reason for filing the lawsuit is to find out exactly what happened to her daughter.
“It’s the only way that people are going to know what happened to her and why,” Kennedy told the Tribune.
New York, New York: An off-duty police officer shot her boyfriend and then her baby to death before turning her service weapon on herself. The woman’s older son jumped out of a back window and escaped. It is unclear what started the incident.