S.C. cop in trouble for shooting unarmed man: ‘Sir, why was I shot?’​


Video shows a South Carolina trooper shooting an unarmed motorist, as he reaches into his car to retrieve a driver’s license. The kinds of police shootings historically seen in big cities also seem to be happening more in small town America.

Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

“An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.”

Owners raise questions over alleged police shooting of dog

Owners raise questions over alleged police shooting of dog

“The dog’s owners said their one-year-old German Shepherd mix, named Apollo, had run out the front door of their house on the 8700 block of Beck Place around 2:20 p.m. and had returned to the front lawn when police arrived.

“‘I walked over and I tried to call him inside. The police officer had his gun out already,’ said Nicole Echlin, one of the dog’s owners. Her 6-year-old daughter walked with her.

“‘He started showing his teeth — that’s when the officer shot him,’ said Echlin, 27. ‘I didn’t know that was going to happen.'”

Animal police shooting gets national attention

Animal police shooting gets national attention

“When they arrived they say Kirkpatrick’s two dogs aggressively approached them.

“They say one backed off, the other, a yellow-lab, exposed its teeth and started growling at officers.

“’The officer felt like he was fixing to be attacked by the dog so he shot the dog,’ said Carlsbad Police Captain Jon Moyers.

“The dog died instantly.”

Cleveland settles police-shooting lawsuit filed by son of City Hall officials

Cleveland settles police-shooting lawsuit filed by son of City Hall officials

“Cleveland police stopped Randell Scott Jr. shortly after midnight on Sept.15, 2012, as he walked with an open beer to his house on Parmelee Avenue on the city’s East Side, according to the suit. Police ordered Scott to put down the beer and “come here.” As Scott complied with the order, he announced that he had a firearm in his waistband and a permit to carry it. Then, one of the police officers, Mark Worsencroft, drew his gun and ordered Scott to raise his hands and put them behind his back, the suit says. Scott was slowly lowering his hands to comply with the order when Worsencroft shot him in the stomach, the suit says.”