Наличие коляски у гражданина не защищает этого граданина от пуль полиции.
(CNN)Police officers, their guns raised, approach the man in the wheelchair and yell out loudly and repeatedly: “Drop the gun” and “hands up.”
His hands don’t rise. Shots are fired. And the man keels over out of his wheelchair and onto the ground.
The police chief in Wilmington, Delaware, defended his officers Thursday. The handicapped man, Jeremy McDole, was armed with a .38-caliber gun — the same one he’d apparently used on himself earlier, Chief Bobby Cummings said. And he never complied with the officers’ requests.
Instead, “when Mr. McDole began to remove the weapon from his waist, the officers engaged him,” Cummings said. In other words, the officers opened fire because they were concerned McDole might fire his weapon at them.
But the man’s mother saw it differently.
Phyllis McDole alluded to a video — which Cummings acknowledged but said he hasn’t authenticated — which she said shows that her son “didn’t pull a weapon. He had his hands in his lap.”
In the footage, a witness can be heard saying “put your hands up” and “he’s reaching again.” But it’s not obvious what exactly the man was doing with his hands just before the shots rang out.
Phyllis McDole — who spoke at the same news conference as Cummings, despite their obvious differences of opinion — doesn’t understand why her son died. He was 28-years-old and paralyzed from the waist down, she points out.
The mother said, “This is unjust.”
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