Posted by telnights
I'm shocked he only got manslaughter. He is a x-cop so they cant say he doesn't know what is and isn't excessive force. Doesn't matter if someone is a jerk or not unless they attack you there is no reason for force to be used and then the use deadly force is just plain murder no matter how you cut it. In the reports it says when he shot Justin was walking away. They are claiming Justin threatened his life but he was the only one to hear it. The guy that killed Justin had been drinking and had a gun on him. He shot and killed a unarmed man. Manslaughter would indicate he had no intention of killing Justin and it was just a mistake on his part. But fact is when your a cop your trained to kill once you have to use your gun but your only to use deadly force when deadly force is being used by the other person. Sounds pretty cut and dry to me, just sounds like the prosecution dropped the ball so the guy got off easy.