A Utah police officer who shot a screwdriver-wielding suspect in the leg has been ruled “not legally justified” in doing so, but will not face charges because the local prosecutor’s office said it would be unable to “prove the requisite criminal intent.” Watch the body camera footage above to get the officer’s view of the situation.
Elijah Smith: Utah Police Release Body Cam Footage of Fatal OIS
According to The Spectrum, it all began on the morning of June 28 when Ivonne Casimiro, 29, and two other suspects were spotted breaking into vehicles at a truck stop in Parowan. Parowan police Sgt. Mike Berg arrived at around 11:30 a.m. and encountered Casimiro and Jose Flores, 34, in the area.
Berg radioed for backup and told dispatch that Casimiro was armed with a screwdriver. A police report states he also said Casimiro had taken a “swipe” at him twice when he tried to approach and told her to take her hands out of her jacket.
Soon after, Cpl. Jeremy Dunn of the Enoch City Police Department arrived. Dunn’s body camera shows him getting out of his cruiser, running toward the scene …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life