Old Style wrote:
Soul wrote:I don’t get it. The “taser” is in her hands for a decent amount of time and she doesn’t notice the difference in grip, weight, etc.
The more I go over the details in my head the more I'm convinced she knew EXACTLY what she was doing and was actively working in the moment to give herself an alibi since she knew her body camera was on. There is no way someone with her experience thought she had a taser in her hands. NONE!
Ehh, I dunno. Saying she knew EXACTLY what she was doing is ascribing malicious intent onto her actions. That whole confrontation is only like 10 seconds long. To think she had time to think "I'm gonna shoot this dude with my pistol but I'm gonna yell 'I'll tase ya' and 'taser! taser! taser!' before I pull the trigger of my pistol and that way maybe I can get away with killing this guy" is giving her, or anyone, way too much credit. I think the fact that the pistol flew out of her hand when she pulled the trigger is good evidence that she actually thought she was firing a taser. The recoil on a taser firing is negligible but for a .40 cal pistol it's pretty significant, which is why she lost her grip when it discharged.
She just seems like someone who, despite "experience", had NO BUSINESS being a patrol officer. Is there any indication that was actually a patrol officer for all those years?
As Mojo said, I doubt this was a malicious action by the cop. It just seems like what we are dealing with here is a cop who was WOEFULLY UNFIT for her job and it cost a kid his life.