Man Killed By Officer In Welfare Check Gone Wrong
By Bob Owens
A 74-year-old man recovering from surgery, likely asleep and on pain meds, responded an any of us might when he heard someone breaking in through his back door late at night: he grabbed a weapon and prepared to defend himself.
Unfortunately, the person breaking into his home was a Gastonia, NC, police officer that had been badgered into breaking into the man’s home in a forceful welfare check after the elderly man had been unresponsive to attempts by his family to contact him.
This is a disaster, no matter how you slice it:
Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said Anson County …read more
Via:: Bearing Arms