ACCIDENTAL, BUT JUSTIFIABLE? Officer Kills Suspect After Confusing Taser For Pistol
By Bob Owens
Suspected meth dealer and illegal weapon trafficker Eric Courtney Harris, 44, was resisting arrest and making what is often called a “furtive moment” when officer Robert Charles Bates, 73 shot him. In most situations, such a shooting would be viewed by most as clear-cut justifiable homicide.
This fact isn’t likely to assuage the feelings of critics who can’t fathom why a 73-year-old Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) reserve deputy is on a Violent Crimes Task Force, nor why he couldn’t tell the difference between his duty weapon and a taser.
TCSO said investigators are still investigating …read more
Via:: Bearing Arms